The Atlantic City Story displays a realness of escapism for many frequent visitors.
Most may venture to Atlantic City for entertainment. However, there are some who seek escapism from their troubled lives by turning their eyes towards gambling.
The movie stars Tony and Emmy Award-nominated actress Jessica Hecht as the unhappy wife, who seeks an escape from her husband. She is supported by Mike Faist, Gary Wilmes, Nina Hellman, and Emily Donahoe. Henry Butash directed and wrote the screenplay.
Here’s the synopsis of The Atlantic City Story:
Jane Carver is an unhappily married woman who runs away from home in a moment of crisis and goes to Atlantic City for the weekend. While there, she meets a young gambler and an unlikely bond grows between them. However, they soon realize they cannot run from their problems forever, and together they must find the strength to go on.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Henry Butash on his connection to Atlantic City, development of the story, and making it his feature film directorial debut.
In the past, Henry Butash worked in the editorial departments on multiple projects at various capacities. He worked with respected director Terrence Malick in Knights of Cups. Most recently, he worked with director Carlo Mirabella-Davis on object swallowing drama Swallow starring Haley Bennett. Other projects’ involvement included The Iron Orchard, Song to Song, and Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey.
The Atlantic City Story currently makes its world premiere at the Denver Film Festival. It is made available until November 8. For screening of the film, visit the Denver Film Festival Page for ticket information.
Watch the exclusive interview with director Henry Butash below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, The Atlantic City Story