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American Dreamer, 9/21

Film Program
Naro Expanded Cinema
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 9:15 PM (ET)


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SABAN Films presents 2 special screenings of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN DREAMER at Naro Expanded Cinema, and a Q&A w Writer/Director Derrick Borte and Writer/Co-Producer Danny Forte after the shows. Advanced tickets available online for these shows only. All other showtimes will be ticketed at our box office. Shot entirely in Norfolk/Va Beach, this film was produced by Storyland Pictures, in association with the Virginia Film Office and Old Dominion University via a work for development initiative.


"Intimate and unsettling. Superbly played"
Sheri Linden - Hollywood Reporter

"American Dreamer is a stunner. The acting, especially the interplay between Gaffigan and Jones, is beautifully nuanced and imbued with a verisimilitude seldom found in an indie film. The spare score by Bryan Senti is beautifully wrought and ratchets up the tension to a fever pitch. And director Borte's impressive command of the narrative, with its multiple twists and turns, pins the viewer to their seat until the final claustrophobic conclusion. Smart indie films like this dont come around too often. See it however/wherever you can - 9 out of 10 stars"
Joshua Speiser - Film Threat

"Gaffigan is amazing"
Debbie Lynn Elisas - Behind The Lens"

In these unsure and virulent times to see a film that shows just how insipid white male privilege is without making any sort of obvious apple box statements is the kind of bold and visceral filmmaking we need more of. American Dreamer is filmmaking for our unsure times."
A.W. Kauter - The Movie Isle

5 stars (*****) 
Michael Coleman - Why So Blu"

"Borte knows how to create near-unbearable tension"
Patrick Bromley - Daily Dead

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