Podtalk: John Mossman on ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ at Gene Siskel Film Center, June 9, 10 & 14, 2023

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CHICAGO – The controversial phrase “Good Guy with a Gun” is now a title for the latest feature film from John Mossman, who wrote and directed the story of a mother and son trying to rebuild their lives after losing their husband/father to gun violence. The twist is they’re rebuilding in a small town with an entrenched gun culture.

The film will have a short run at the downtown Gene Siskel Film Center on June 9th, 10th and 14th, 2023. Click GOOD GUY WITH A GUN for screening details. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com will moderate the post screening Q&A on Saturday, June 10th, after the 2pm screening.

Tessa (Tiffany Bedwell) and her teenage son Will (Beck Nolan) have escaped from their native Chicago after the street killing of family patriarch Tom (Joe Swanberg). Tessa’s father has also passed, and the pair are preparing his home for sale in a small rural town, while at the same time trying to decompress from their tragedy. When Will connects with a neighbor his age named Jonah (Jack Cain), he is put in the middle of the local pastime … stocking and shooting guns.

Good Guy with a Gun
Photo credit: SiskelFilmCenter.org

Writer/director John Mossman is an award-winning stage actor based in Chicago, with several film and TV credits as an actor. “Good Guy with a Gun” is his second feature film, after 2012’s “Into the Wake.” Mossman will participate in a post-film Q&A with members of the cast and crew.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, writer/director John Mossman talks about “Good Guy with a Gun” …

Trailer for “Good Guy with a Gun” …

“Good Guy with a Gun” screens June 9th, 10th and 14th at various times at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. For more information on Siskel Center, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2023 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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