PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Picture House Regional Film Center will bring an advice screening of "Equity," plus a discussion with director Meera Menon, on Wednesday, July 27.
"Equity" opens nationwide on Friday. It's being promoted as "the first female-driven Wall Street movie," and it premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter called it "a smart thriller set in the corporate world that disguises its modest budget with an intelligent script and good set of hooks."
The film tells the story of an investment banker (Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad") who is trying to work her way up the Wall Street ladder, while a prosecutor ("Alysia Reiner of "Orange is the New Black") keeps an eye out for corrupt practices.
In addition to a mostly female cast and being directed by a woman, "Equity" is also written by Amy Fox and produced by co-stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas.
After the film, Picture House Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine will moderate the discussion and Q&A with Menon. A writer, director and editor, Menon's 2013 feature directorial debut, "Farah Goes Bang" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She was awarded the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize for a groundbreaking woman filmmaker by Tribeca and Vogue.
Menon's father, Vijayan Menon, is a film producer and founder of Tara Arts, which has served as a cultural ambassador to members of the Indian diaspora for over thirty years. As a result, Menon grew up in the South Asian film industry and won a national television award in India for her performance on the hit TV show "American Dreams" when she was 18.
The film -- which is rated R and has a runtime of 100 minutes -- will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15, or $12 for students, seniors and members. Buy them online -- here -- or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, in Pelham. Contact the theater at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-738-3161 for more information.