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Studio: Fox Searchlight

Date: Wednesday, September 24

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Midtown

Release date: September 26, 2008

Studio: Fox Searchlight

Written and Directed by: Clark Gregg

Produced by: Jonathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell, Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kelly Macdonald, Anjelica Huston

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.

Actor-turned-director Clark Gregg shows he is as adept behind the camera as he is in front of it with CHOKE, a wickedly colorful dark comedy about mothers and sons, sexual compulsion, and the sordid underbelly of Colonial theme parks. Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), is a sex-addicted med-school dropout who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Anjelica Huston), in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical re-enactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who “save” him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Brad William Henke) and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Kelly Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever.