Contest: Chicago, see Mississippi Grind early and for free

Mashing together the “gambling movie” and the “road movie,” Mississippi Grind puts two down-and-out hucksters on the path to redemption as they travel along the Mississippi River, hitting up just about any spot that will let them place a bet. From Half Nelson and It’s Kind Of A Funny Story directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film stars Ben Mendelsohn as Gerry, a lifetime gambler, who ropes Ryan Reynolds’ Curtis into accompanying him on an ambitious road trip to New Orleans. A.A. Dowd caught the movie at Sundance and praised its “excellent” lead performances, as well as it’s low-key, shambling narrative. Mississippi Grind opens in Chicago on October 2, but The A.V. Club and A24 have an opportunity for you to see it for free on September 23. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link …

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