A Roger Leatherwood Film - A young hit man falls on hard times and gets a job as an usher in a movie theatre. He can't handle it. He finds himself faced with the everyday frustrations of the workplace, and embroiled in the petty romances and power struggles of the high-school-aged employees. Unable to comprehend the unique social and moral rules of this environment, he begins to break down and lose touch with reality. Eventually his presumed training as a killer resurfaces as his last defense.
Best Feature @ 2004 Key West Independent Film Festival Best Feature @ 2004 Telluride Indiefest Best Actor @ 2004 Cinema Edge Awards - Thomas Alexander Official Selection: 2004 Silver Lake Film Festival Official Selection: 2004 Secret City Film Festival
'Effectively executed. Four stars ...' - MicroCinemaScene
'Armed with a keen sense of humor, this strange and wonderful indie feature from director Roger Leatherwood is more than just a clever high concept. It's also a springboard for surprisingly thoughtful characters, conflicts and emotions ...' - Shock Cinema Magazine
'This is a rare gem of a film that goes above and beyond its cinematic duty. Go out of your way to see this one ...' - Film Threat
'An easy recommend, Usher might only be tangentially related to the Poe story that inspired it (my memory from High School is a bit hazy, but the connection seems minimal), but it makes for a slick, fun character study with a few laughs thrown in for good measure. A beautiful cinema makes for a unique location to stage things, and the idea of a hitman becoming a movie usher is already enough to get most of you lunkheads to check it out.' - Doug Tilley, Daily Grindhouse