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Indie Military Drama "The American Dream" Will Be Released on DVD/VOD/Digital July 3rd

by Vanessa Martinez
May 10, 2012 8:04 PM
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American Dream

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.

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  • Matt | August 14, 2012 2:24 AMReply

    Horrible movie, still mad about having spent money to see it

  • Dankwa Brooks | May 11, 2012 11:04 AMReply

    Saw this during WAMMFEST (Women & Minority Film Festival) in Maryland and it was much better than the trailer suggests. I didn't know what to expect and it had some really great tense moments and performances especially after they go to war.

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