Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Writer(s): Ben Mac Brown, Ryan King (screenplay); Shannon Burke (novel)

Starring: Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Michael Pitt, Katherine Waterston, Mike Tyson, Raquel Nave, Kali Reis, Ramon Aleman, Jagan Badvel, Shelly Burrell, George W. Contreras, Jamie Cooper, Jagruti Deshmukh, Daniel Foote, Donna Glaesener, Decater James, Tanzeel Kayani, Charisse Matthews, Alisa Mironova, Kareemeh Odeh, Robert Oppel, Anthony Ricciardi, Cathi Swett, Onie Maceo Watlington, Nicholas Wuehrmann, Thomas Yu, Collin Dwarzski, Mark Garrison, Lynn Marocola

Synopsis: Asphalt City follows Ollie Cross (Tye Sheridan), a young paramedic assigned to the NYC night shift with an uncompromising and seasoned partner Gene Rutkovsky (Sean Penn). The dark nights reveal a city in crisis; Rutkovsky guides Cross, as each 911 call is often dangerous and uncertain, putting their lives on the line every day to help others. Cross soon discovers firsthand the chaos and awe of a job that careens from harrowing to heartfelt, testing his relationship with Rutkovsky and the ethical ambiguity that can be the difference between life and death. READ REVIEW

Release Date: March 29, 2024 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violent content, disturbing/bloody images, suicide, sexual content, graphic nudity, and pervasive language | Note(s): Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2023. Above is the US theatrical release date. Original title was “Black Flies”.