By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act May 10, 2012 at 8:04PM
Here's a film we last talked about last month.
Directed and starring Jamil Walker Smith, the indie drama The American Dream, stars Smith as Luis, an aspiring filmmaker who joins the marine corp with his best friend Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin), after getting rejected from USC's School of Cinematic Arts.
The American Dream will be released on DVD, VOD and digital download on July 3, 2012.
See the press release and trailer below:
CHATSWORTH, CA – Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is proud to announce the release of “The American Dream,” (formerly “Make A Movie Like Spike”) an intense and emotionally gripping narrative film that received multiple awards on the 2011 film festival circuit. Directed and written by J. Smith, the film stars Malcolm Goodwin (A&E’s “Breakout Kings”) and Jamil Walker Smith (“Stargate Universe”). “The American Dream” poignantly portrays the yearning wanderlust that accompanies coming-of-age young men who imagine a brighter future than they see possible in their own backyards. It also provides a contemporary context for the commitments American military personnel make in an effort to serve their country—no matter how far from home it may take them. “The American Dream” will be released on DVD, VOD and digital download on July 3, 2012. The DVD will have an SRP of $14.98.
"The American Dream" centers on Luis (Jamil Walker Smith), a young man who is rejected from USC's School of Cinematic Arts and decides to attend LA City College instead. Circumstances that seem to overwhelm his passage into manhood and his development as an artist force him to drop out of LACC and join the Marine Corp with his best friend Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin). Armed with dreams that extend beyond their block, Luis and Ronald make a movie documenting their last 36 hours before shipping off to Afghanistan. In their darkest hour, they turn on the video camera for the last time and document the final moments of their journey home. They soon realize that their dreams and promises of a new life mean nothing in a place called War.