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KCRW Partner Screening: ‘BlackBerry’
May 8 • 8:00 pm PDT
Film Independent Presents in partnership with KCRW and IFC Films invites you to an advance screening of BlackBerry followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director/star Matt Johnson and stars Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton.
BlackBerry, co-written by director Matt Johnson and producer Matthew Miller, investigates the brilliance of the individuals who invented the world’s first smartphone. It’s 1996, and Mike Lazaridis (Jay Baruchel) and his business partner and best friend Douglas Fregin (Matt Johnson) are on the edge of creating the world’s first smartphone. Unfortunately for them, they are less business savvy than they are tech, and struggle to keep their company, Research in Motion, afloat. Everything changes when cunning businessman Jim Balsillie (Glenn Howerton) agrees to join the company, bringing with him the money and experience needed to create and sell a prototype of their invention.
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