June was once a known counter-culture figure, but that was a decade ago. She now lives alone in her South Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world. It’s the notorious “Summer of Sam” and June only has to look out of her window to see the violence escalating with the brutal summer heat. The city is on a knife’s edge, a pressure-cooker about to explode into the incendiary 1977 New York blackout riots.
Oscar Isaac, who has been starring in the sequel trilogy of Star Wars as Poe Dameron. With the 40-year saga coming to end, he is cast in Paul Schrader’snewest The Card Counter.