Robert Jury's mesmerizing film, WORKING MAN, is a gut-wrenching and timely portrait of a factory worker, Allery Parkes, movingly and masterfully portrayed by Peter Gerety. The plastics factory where Allery works has shut down and his life is left without a sense of purpose. As his days pass slowly, Allery begins trudging back to the closed and empty plant trying to fill his void. His journey each day takes him toward what he has always sought - a sense of purpose and worth that comes from knowing that what you do matters in this world. During this pandemic which has left multiple unsettlingly voids in all our lives, Allery's odyssey intimately becomes our own journey to unearth what matters most and what truly gives purpose. WORKING MAN is a quietly unforgettable and searing personal experience.
When a factory closure threatens a small Rust Belt town, one older factory worker continues going to his former job every day, despite the shutdown. His peculiar decision has a profound ...
May 11, 2020