The Founder

The Founder

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

7:15 pm| PG-13 | 1 hr 55 min | Biography, Drama, History

This drama directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel, tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

The Founder puts Michael Keaton’s magnetic performance at the center of a smart, satisfying biopic that traces the rise of one of America’s most influential businessmen — and the birth of one of its most far-reaching industries.