Hometown Man Makes Good

The film Executive Produced by Spike Lee garnered attention as Official Selections at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival is written,directed,edited, and produced by St. Louis’s own Michael J. Larnell. You can’t hardly get more St. Louis than that having so many roles to fill yet Michael J. Larnell does it very well. In fact the reviews for the Cronies has been very promising for Larnell’s first full length feature. The film will first debut at the Tivoli on Monday October 26th at 7pm and  screenings will be held at the AMC Creve Coeur 12 on Olive at 7:30 p.m. October 28 and 29.To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.tugg.com/titles/cronies.

Louis and Jack were best childhood friends, but their present-day relationship is challenged by Louis’ new friendships and family priorities, which collide with Jack’s loud and aggressive behavior.

The growing rift between them becomes unavoidable when Jack unexpectedly meets Louis’ new friend, Andrew, and Jack realizes that their plans don’t include him. Refusing to accept his exclusion, Jack forces himself into Louis and Andrew’s lives for the day, derailing their plans and needling their friendship.

Louis is surprised by Jack’s blatant jealousy of Andrew and his frustration boils over when Jack tells Andrew a dark secret about their childhood.

CRONIES was filmed on location in St. Louis, Missouri

Production company: circa1978productions
Cast: George Sample III, Zurich Buckner, Brian Kowalski, Landra Taylor, Samiyah Womack
Director-screenwriter-producer-editor: Michael J. Larnell
Executive producer: Spike Lee
Director of photography: Federico M. Cesca
Music supervisor/casting director: Albert A. Smith

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