“The Closer,” starring WNY native and Buffalo State College theater graduate Jessica Park, will be among the new movies featured during the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival. The 94-minute action/drama film will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., Tonawanda.
“The Closer” is a tale of friendship and betrayal between three friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust in the subprime real estate market. Inspired by true events, the film approaches the 2008 housing crisis from a street-level view in low income areas of Brooklyn, and is written from the perspective of developers, lenders and home buyers. There is love, friendship, pain, hardship and the testing of friendships and trust … all wrapped into a thrilling ride that will glue you to your seat.
Park, who plays the role of “Kim” in the movie, now resides in New York City with her husband David. In addition to her role in “The Closer,” she recently landed the lead role in a feature film that will start production in August.