Clooney depicts American dream as nightmare in 'Suburbicon'
VENICE, Italy (AP) George Clooney has arrived in Venice with a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the American dream.
Clooney is at the Venice Film Festival as a director with "Suburbicon," a satirical thriller starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as residents of a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The film is based on a script by Joel and Ethan Coen and partly inspired by 1957 events in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where white residents erupted in fury at the arrival of a black family.
The images of white rage feel unnervingly contemporary, recalling recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Clooney has said it's an angry movie that he hopes will "pick some fights."