HIGH CHICAGO, Alfons Adetuyi’s directorial feature film debut stars two powerhouse actors, the compelling and charismatic Colin Salmon (James Bond, Bank Job, Resident Evil) next to the captivating Karen LeBlanc (Dolan’s Cadillac, Nurse.Fighter.Boy), supported by an outstanding ensemble of poker players, including: Fulvio Cecere (Watchmen), Rob deLeeuw (The Business) Dylan Scott Smith (300), John Robinson (Casino Jack) and
Sebastian Pigott (Being Erica).
Inspired by a true story and set in 1975 in a small northern mining town, HIGH CHICAGO is a tale of winners and losers; Sam (Salmon), a hard-drinking father of three, ex-Navy man, ex-miner, and soon to be ex-husband, takes to gambling to bankroll his crazy plan to open a drive-in theatre in Africa. Equally desperate to support his family and keep his dream alive, we watch as Sam’s life spirals out of control in a showdown with a deadly Detroit card shark. It’s a tour-de force performance that keeps you at the edge of your seat and rooting for the man who would win his dreams or lose it all.
Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival - Won, Outstanding Canadian Feature; Won, Audience Choice Award
African Movie Academy Awards – Nominated, Best Diaspora Feature
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival – Nominated, Best Director First Feature
Canadian Cinema Editors Award – Nominated, Best Editing/Feature Length Dramatic
Chicago Black Harvest Festival of Film and Video – Official Selection
Montreal International Black Film Festival – Official Selection
Boston Roxbury International Film Festival – Official Selection
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival – Official Selection