Jake Gyllenhaal channels his inner creep in the new crime thriller Nightcrawler. The film follows go-getter Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for a job. After witnessing a car crash on the highway, Bloom discovers the high stakes, lucrative world of crime journalism and along with it an opportunity to become something more. The film hits theaters nationwide October 31, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening on October 28, here in Chicago. For a chance to receive event passes simply follow the link here and enter your contact information. The lucky winners will be chosen automatically on October 24. Remember, seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A trailer and synopsis for the film can be found below.
“NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.”