DIRECTOR: BRUNO DE ALMEIDA
CAST: MICHAEL IMPERIOLI, ANA PADRãO
MICHAEL IMPERIOLI & FILMMAKER BRUNO DE ALMEIDA IN PERSON for the 6pm & 8:30pm shows on 2/21.
Michael Imperioli plays Bennie Gaza, the owner of Cabaret Maxime, a nightclub specializing in burlesque and striptease located in an old red-light district. Bennie is old school. He runs his business like a family operation, struggling to balance the individual needs of his performers with those of his manic-depressive wife—but the forces overseeing the gradual gentrification of the neighborhood are trying to squeeze him out, not stopping at the threat of violence. A finely shaded, character- driven thriller from Portuguese filmmaker de Almeida, providing Imperioli one of his richest film roles to date.