DAN GILROY'S LOS ANGELES, WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.
Dan Gilroy, director/writer of NIGHTCRAWLER (2014) and ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ., sits down for an hour-long conversation of his films and the use of Los Angeles as a backdrop to bring those films to life. A Special Screening of ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. will follow the conversation.
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man's former students — the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) — and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman's career to the test.
Dan Gilroy made his feature directorial debut with NIGHTCRAWLER (2014), which he also wrote. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed, and garnered an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Gilroy also co-wrote the script for THE BOURNE LEGACY (2012), THE FALL (2006) and REAL STEEL (2011), among others.