Directed By: Henry Barrial | Runtime: 98 min | Plays In Short Block: None
Leonard is a middle-aged, stay-at-home dad taking care of two daughters while his wife Dawn works during the day. With both kids now in elementary school, he’s been interviewing for jobs, but opportunities are slim for a 50 year old former music store owner. With their savings nearly gone, Leonard decides to become part of the Gig Economy. In a process that takes less than 5 minutes, Leonard signs up to drive for DriverX, a popular rideshare company known for their sexy ads. In an instant, Leonard is now employed and driving at night. It’s a bit of a rough ride for Leonard in the beginning, though, dealing with all the new tech and the young Millennials he drives around, with their strange language and unfamiliar customs. More urgently, as his marriage frays at home, he negotiates some twisty turns in the car, with attractive, inebriated young women testing his fidelity. ‘DriverX’ follows Leonard on a voyage through LA’s late night, Tinder-fueled party scene, where you never know who’s going to get into your car next, while at the same time presenting the challenges facing many middle-aged men today in an economy disrupted by new technologies. ‘DriverX’ covers a number of topical issues — the 1099 economy, the differences between Generation X and Millennials, becoming obsolete in a world now run by the generation behind you, and changing gender roles. But ultimately, ‘DriverX’ is about acceptance and learning to be happy with your lot in life, even if the trip doesn’t turn out the way you planned.
|October 21, 2017||7:45 pm||Theater 12|
|October 25, 2017||2:30 pm||Theater 12|
* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Premiere Status:||East Coast|