EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently spoke with writer and director Orson Oblowitz to chat about his latest film, Showdown at the Grand.
Oblowitz talks about the thematic through-lines across his filmography, as well as collaborating with Terrence Howard and combining their mutual love for the sanctity of movie theaters in this project. Showdown at the Grand also stars Dolph Lundgren, John Savage, and Amanda Righetti.
If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:
Proud cinephile George Fuller (Howard) loves the movies like no one else. As the owner of a movie theater, he’s always got the best seat in the house. But when corporate developers threaten his livelihood, he finds himself closer to the action than he ever imagined! Now Fuller must defend his family business against an onslaught of ne’er-do-wells alongside legendary action star Claude Luc (Lundgren) as art imitates life in a showdown for the ages.
In select theaters and on VOD November 10th, 2023.
For more information, head to the official Shout! Studios Showdown at the Grand webpage.
This piece was written during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist.
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA, SEFCA, and CCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the Movies. He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Manning is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.