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Following the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. But how can he put a value on the lives lost? Caught between lawyers looking to sue and airline lobbies anxious to settle, Feinberg must broker a deal with the victims’ families. When he locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organizer whose wife died in the towers, Feinberg begins to learn the human costs of the tragedy.

Sara Colangelo, whose film The Kindergarten Teacher took top directing honors at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, returns with the tough-minded true story of the legal struggle that followed in the wake of 9/11. Worth takes a hard look at the political machinations behind the fund and examines the cold calculus used to assign a value to the victims. Keaton brings gravity and wit to his portrayal of the real-life Feinberg, and Amy Ryan gives a quietly moving performance as his dogged deputy.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 118 min

COMPANY MadRiver Pictures

WEBSITE http://www.madriverpictures.com

EMAIL evanp@madriverpics.com

PHONE (818) 856-5019

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Artist Bio

Sara Colangelo

Sara Colangelo is a New York–based writer and director, whose previous feature films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Colangelo’s feature debut, Little Accidents, premiered in 2014 and was nominated for a 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Her second film, The Kindergarten Teacher, premiered at the 2018 Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award. Worth is her third feature film and stars Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, and Amy Ryan.