The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Good Time Monday, Dec. 4. (Elara Pictures/Rhea Films image)

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Good Time Monday, Dec. 4. (Elara Pictures/Rhea Films image)

Okanagan Screen Arts Society brings in distinctive crime drama

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Good Time Monday, Dec. 4

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The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Good Time Monday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The film is the story of loyalty and brotherly devotion set in a gritty world of wet streets, neon lights and crime.

Directed by The Safdie Brothers, Good Time takes place after a heist goes awry and follows a bank robber who spends the night trying to free his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker’s Island Prison.

Constantine, the bank robber (played by Robert Pattinson of the Twilight movies), embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate, and dangerous, attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Critics have described Good Time as a visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Pattinson and call the film a truly distinctive crime drama that offers far more than the usual genre thrills.

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society is a non-profit group committed to bringing independent, quality, genre-expanding films to Vernon with a goal of providing bursaries and grants to students working in the arts. Monday’s screening of Good Time will feature a wine bar, live music from Les Copeland and a brief introduction from local filmmaker and star of the YouTube channel 52 at 52, Matt McDowell.