The Contagious Nature of Violence

Director J.C. Chandor and Cure Violence's Gary Slutkin discuss the origins of 'A Most Violent Year.'
Dec 9, 2014·
TakePart Staff

J.C. Chandor, writer and director of A Most Violent Year, and Gary Slutkin, founder and executive director of Cure Violence, engage in a thought-provoking conversation.

Set during the winter of 1981—statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City’s history—A Most Violent Year is a thriller that follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American dream. Meanwhile the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.