Alongside Night is based on the novel of the same name written by author J. Neil Schulman, It follows Elliot Vreeland (portrayed by Christian Kramme), son of Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Martin Vreeland (Sorbo), who wanders the underground world of the Revolutionary Agorist Cadre in a search for his missing family. Elliot finds himself in deeper than expected when it's discovered that he is shadowed by federal agents in the process.
Author J. Neil Schulman will make an appearance at the screening along with the film's producers J. Kent Hastings, Kevin Latchford, Austin Petersen, and actors Said Faraj and Kyle Leatherberry.
The American Failure is a 22-minute short film that tells the story of Los Angeles attorney Carlos Elias (portrayed by Faraj). Elias finds himself on the run from a ruthless international drug cartel when it is discovered that millions of dollars have been extorted. In pursuit by undercover detectives Matheis (Hakeen Kae-Kazim of Hotel Rwanda and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) and Parker (portrayed by actor Dan Thiel), Elias must outwit both the law and the mob in order to survive.
Since arriving in the Unites States more than 20 years ago, actor Said Faraj has made a name for himself on both the large and small screens. He is known for playing opposite Matt Damon in Green Zone, as well as other prominent films (The Siege; Bad Influence; True Romance; and others), and in popular TV series (NCIS: Los Angeles; 24; The Unit; Bones; and more).
The American Failure and Alongside Night will both screen on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the George Mason University Johnson Center Cinema located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The American Failure will show at 7:00 p.m. followed by Alongside Night. There will be a Q&A session immediately following Alongside Night.
The event is free and open to the public.
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