The Adetuyi brothers’ film shot in Sudbury last year, High Chicago, will be shown at Cinefest 2011.
Set in 1975, High Chicago is a gritty drama about Sam, a 42-year-old husband and father of two, in the grip of a serious gambling addiction. Living on the edge of poverty in a northern mining town, Sam has been stoking the same blast furnace for ten years. When Sam loses his job; instead of admitting his failure to his wife Ruth, he chooses instead to chase the foolhardy dream of traveling to Africa to open a drive-in theater, a scheme hatched years earlier in the navy. Sam is equally desperate to support his family and keep his personal dream alive, almost destroying both with his compulsive gambling.
The Adetuyis have been making films since their days at Sudbury Secondary School in the late 1970s. Their film company Inner City Films is based in Toronto and has made several movies and television shows. Robert lives in Los Angeles. He wrote the screenplay for the hit movie Stomp the Yard which grossed millions of dollars.