“The end of an era, the beginning of everything”
The first official trailer has been released for Armageddon Time, the latest film by director James Gray, who has produced films such as We Own the Night , Two Lovers , The Immigrant , Ad Astra. An autobiographical look at the time Gray grew up in New York City, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival a few months ago and last week’s Telluride Film Festival. The film, which was also included in the selection of the New York Film Festival, almost welcomes James Gray home.
Starring Michael Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Ryan Sell, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, Armegeddon Time tells a deep story through the power of family, the complexity of friendship and the American dream pursued for generations. Although the reviews from the festivals are mixed, it seems like a movie where the performances of the actors stand out.
The movie follows Paul Graff, a 6th grader who dreams of becoming an artist. As Paul forges a friendship with his classmate Johnny (Jaylin Webb), who is brutally targeted by his racist teachers, he realizes that his parents (Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway), for whom financial success and assimilation are key, are increasingly estranged from the family’s Jewish-American identity. Where Paul feels safest is in the arms of his caring grandfather (Anthony Hopkins).
James Gray A very personal story written and directed by Armegeddon Time, will be released in the US on November 11, 2022.