#SXSW: “RUN THIS TOWN” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Run This Town follows a young reporter (Ben Platt) who gets a tip that there is a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (Damien Lewis) smoking crack.
Writer-Director Ricky Tollman has crafted a Film told from the perspectives of the newspaper reporters – primarily Platt’s character who is eager to break his first story – those who worked at City Hall at that time. This Film offers a look into the Toronto government during the Rob Ford scandal and draws parallels to the political climate today.
The Cast, including Platt, Nina Dobrev and Scott Speedman, are great. However, all eyes are on an unrecognizable Lewis who has convincingly transformed into Ford.
Run This Town screens at SXSW on March 9 at 8:30 PM at Stateside, March 11 at 11 AM at Alamo Lamar A, and March 15 at 11:15 AM at Alamo Ritz 1.