Coming from Topic Studios and Roadside Attractions, The Oath. Written and directed by Ike Barinoltz.
“A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in THE OATH, a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails. As timely as it is outrageous, THE OATH is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political
The idea for the film came to Ike Barinholtz a couple of weeks after the election of Donald Trump. “Right after Trump won, I had Thanksgiving at my house,” say Barinholtz. “And after dinner, my family and I got into an argument about the election. The strange thing was that we were all pretty much aligned politically. So I thought if we’ve getting this angry at each other, I can only imagine what’s happening to other people around the country.”
The Oath comes to theaters October 12, 2018
Source: EPK.TV, Roadside Attractions