With just a handful of features under his belt, Bennett Miller has quickly established himself as a director to watch. He received high praise for his work on Moneyball and looks to maintain his perfect track record with Foxcatcher. Foxcatcher is the true, tragic story of eccentric multimillionaire John DuPont and his volatile relationship with Olympic medal-winning brothers Mark and Dave Schulz. Steve Carell dons prosthetics and plays against type as the ominous DuPont and is joined by Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Vanessa Redgrave. The A.V. Club has an exciting opportunity for you to catch an advanced screening of the film on Tuesday, November 4, followed directly by a live Q&A with director Bennett Miller. For your chance to win passes, follow the link here and enter your information. Remember, seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A trailer and synopsis for the film can be found below.
“Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself. The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont’s favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.”