"Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass is some kind of sweet, wacky masterpiece. It takes all sorts of risks, including a dual role with Edward Norton playing twin brothers, and it pulls them off."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
Introduced by Edward Norton LIVE IN PERSON one screening ONLY- Friday, 9/24 8:00!! DON'T MISS THIS ONE SHOW!!!!!
When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brother's death are greatly exaggerated, and he's soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest.
In the process, he reconnects with his eccentric mother (Susan Sarandon), meets a wise and educated young woman who has bypassed academia in favor of the gentler rhythms of life (Keri Russell), and unwittingly helps his troubled brother settle a score with a pernicious drug lord (Richard Dreyfuss) who uses Tulsa, Oklahoma's small Jewish community for cover.
LEAVES OF GRASS follows a twisting narrative path merging crime drama, drug comedy, classical philosophy and sudden violence in pursuit of answering one of humanity's oldest questions: What does it truly mean to live a happy and constructive life?
To get you in the mood, check out these these words of wisdom from Brady Kincaid:
Leaves of Grass opens this Friday at Ritz. Don't miss it!
And if you're a really big Ed Norton fan, be sure to see him at the Paramount for the US Premiere of his new film STONE as part of Fantastic Fest Opening Weekend.