Looper (Thursday 9/6)
Where: Visa Screening Room (Elgin) - 6:30 p.m./Roy Thomson Hall - 8:00 p.m.
What It's About: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star in a new thriller from writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). Gordon-Levitt plays a hit man in the mid-21st century, when time travel is controlled by organized crime, which uses it to send “problems” into the past, when hit men, known as “loopers,” dispose of the problem. Things get crazy when Gordon-Levitt’s future self is sent back for execution. The film serves as the opening night presentation of the festival.
Other Big Films Premiering Thursday
On the Road
Rust and Bone