The Job: A Michael Mann Film Festival

The legendary coffee shop dialogue between Vincent Hanna and Neil McCauley in Michael Mann’s Heat typifies one of the major threads running through Mann’s films: the interplay between work, obsession, and isolation in the lives of men who find themselves pushed to the edge. His unique ability to tell a compelling story with a minimum of conventions all while presenting the audience with powerful visual images puts Mann in the top echelon of great American filmmakers.

This fictitious film festival I’ve created is my attempt to showcase Mann’s artistic genius.