A24 is proud to premiere the very first clip from A Most Violent Year, featuring Supporting Actress Contender Jessica Chastain. The film just premiered to rave reviews at AFI and will be having its first NY screening this evening as the opening night of MOMA's Contender's series. 

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor's third feature examines one immigrant's determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, J.C. Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right. 

Watch the first scene, as an honorable man comes under scrutiny in this upcoming drama, as his wife comes to his defense.

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