The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*Mississippi Grind*. 2015. USA. Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Courtesy of A24 Films

Mississippi Grind. 2015. USA. Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. 108 min.

A never better Ryan Reynolds (as Curtis) and the dependably low-rent Ben Mendelsohn (Gerry) anchor this gambling/buddy film from writer/directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Shot at casinos, racetracks, and bars along the titular river, Mississippi Grind is a road movie primarily interested in its two unique lead characters, with the plot (luck, habitual gambling debts) taking a backseat to these unique characters and memorable performances. Courtesy of A24 Films.

This film accompanies The Contenders 2015.