The Last Rites of Joe May

The Last Rites of Joe May

Genre

Drama

Director

Joe Maggio

Run time

1h 42min

Cast

Dennis Farina, Jamie Anne Allman, Meredith Droeger, Ian Barford, Chelcie Ross

Joe May has got it bad. Released from a seven week stay in hospital Joe discovers that not only was he not particularly missed but everyone simply assumed he was dead and moved on. His car has been sold. His apartment emptied and rented out to a single mother. All he has to his name is four hundred dollars in his pocket and that won’t go far for an aging hustler whose only job experience is hocking fake Rolexes on the street and running small time scams. There is at least a glimmer of hope, however, when the woman who took over his apartment agrees to take him in – at least for a little while – to help with the rent.



Writer-director Joe Maggio reminds the world that leading man Dennis Farina is truly an overlooked gem of American cinema with THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY. Farina wears the character like he wears his battered leather coat, delivering a tour de force performance that stands as one of the absolute best of his lengthy career while giving this throwback to the antiheroic 70’s its heart.

Genre

Drama

Director

Joe Maggio

Run time

1h 42min

Cast

Dennis Farina, Jamie Anne Allman, Meredith Droeger, Ian Barford, Chelcie Ross

Joe May has got it bad. Released from a seven week stay in hospital Joe discovers that not only was he not particularly missed but everyone simply assumed he was dead and moved on. His car has been sold. His apartment emptied and rented out to a single mother. All he has to his name is four hundred dollars in his pocket and that won’t go far for an aging hustler whose only job experience is hocking fake Rolexes on the street and running small time scams. There is at least a glimmer of hope, however, when the woman who took over his apartment agrees to take him in – at least for a little while – to help with the rent.



Writer-director Joe Maggio reminds the world that leading man Dennis Farina is truly an overlooked gem of American cinema with THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY. Farina wears the character like he wears his battered leather coat, delivering a tour de force performance that stands as one of the absolute best of his lengthy career while giving this throwback to the antiheroic 70’s its heart.

Info

Rating

(none)

Production year

2011

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/26/2011