DriverX

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3:15pm

Skidding into middle age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like ride-share company to help support his working wife and two young daughters. Leonard (Patrick Fabian of “Better Call Saul”), a middle-aged man living in the suburbs, has lost his mojo. It’s been two years since the demise of his record store, and now he’s a stay-at-home dad taking care of two young daughters while wife Dawn (Tanya Clarke) works during the day. With both kids now in elementary school, he’s been interviewing for jobs, but record companies aren’t looking for a 50-year-old music lover with a knowledge of classic rock and pre-’80s hip-hop. With their savings now gone, Leonard decides to sign up to drive for DriverX, a popular ride-share company. Leonard is now employed, but low pay and wild LA nights put an even greater strain on his marriage. "DriverX" — which is inspired by actual events — captures the essence of what it means to be a middle-class American in today’s rapidly changing times. The deep cast includes Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Max Gail (“Barney Miller”), and Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”). The film is the fifth feature by award-winning writer-director Henry Barrial, who’s a two-time SLIFF alum (“Pig” and “The House That Jack Built”).

2017
100 min.

Directed by

Henry Barrial

Country

U.S.

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight

Subject

Class Issues Family Issues

Genre

Dramedy
With actor Fabian and producer Mark Stolaroff.