99 Homes

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THE PARK CHURCH in BEECHER HALL
208 W. Gray St, Elmira, NY
Enter via parking lot side door near Gray Street

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99 HOMES
Wednesday, May 10

Discussion to follow movie -- Catholic Charities staff members will join us for 99 Homes and will be able to speak to foreclosures locally, zombie houses, impact on neighborhoods, importance of homeownership as a wealth/asset building way to address poverty, etc.

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place.

Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver's orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.