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Breaking (2022)

Opens on August 26

Director: Abi Damaris Corbin Run Time: 103 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: John Boyega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Nicole Beharie, Olivia Washington, Selenis Leyva

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

World premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Based on a true story, when Brian Brown-Easley’s disability check fails to materialize from Veterans Affairs, he finds himself on the brink of homelessness and breaking his daughter’s heart. With no other options, he walks into a Wells Fargo Bank and claims to have a bomb.

“A chilling and heartbreaking portrait of a man teetering on the brink of despair.”

—Lovia Gyarkye for The Hollywood Reporter

About the filmmaker: 

Abi Damaris Corbin is a Boston-bred writer and director based in Los Angeles. Corbin’s BAFTA shortlisted live-action short The Suitcase (2017) had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and screened worldwide as an official selection at over 50 festivals. She is known for The Suitcase (2017), Chasing Shadows (2014), and Breaking (2022), which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

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