Christina Hendricks, left, and Geoffrey Arend arrive at the LA Premiere of "God's Pocket" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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When "Mad Men" star John Slattery chose to direct his first film, he moved a world away from Manhattan's Madison Avenue to ponder the plight of the working class in "God's Pocket," featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles.Best known as silver-haired playboy Roger Sterling on AMC's hit 1960s ad-world drama "Mad Men," the 51-year-old Slattery recruited Hoffman and "Mad Men" co-star Christina Hendricks for his tale of a man down on his luck in a blue-collar enclave."God's Pocket" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and opens in limited U.S. theaters on Friday.The director called Hoffman "compassionate," and credited his involvement as both actor and producer on "God's Pocket" for getting the film made.
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