The film is an adaptation of Peter’s stage play which won first place honours at the Toronto Fringe Festival in the new play contest category and was selected as a Patron’s Pick (Theatre Passe Muraille’s top box office earner).
In the film, during a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night’s events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence. You’re not going to believe what happened at The Oak Room.
The Oak Room is directed by Cody Calahan and stars RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (Suicide Squad, V-Wars) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead), with Martin Roach (The Shape of Water, Diary of the Dead, The Expanse), David Ferry (The Boondock Saints, Legion, Hell on Wheels), Nicholas Campbell (Black Mirror, Antiviral, Da Vinci’s Inquest) and Amos Crawley (The Virgin Suicides, Private Eyes).
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