Alongside Night (2014)
Alongside Night is the story of the final economic collapse of the United States as seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Elliot Vreeland, searching for his missing Nobel-laureate-economist father, and the mysterious teenage "Lorimer" whom Elliot meets in a black-market underground, whose own father might be the reason Elliot's father is missing.
- Based on one of the most popular and acclaimed libertarian novels that is often compared to and sometimes preferred to novels by Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein, and recently a graphic novel and audiobook as well, the movie Alongside Night has been recognized as an important projection of near-future crises on such diverse mass media as Fox News' Red Eye, ABC's On The Red Carpet, The Ron Paul Channel, Alex Jones' Infowars, ReasonTV, the Larry Elder Show, Las Vegas Weekly, the Libertarian Republic, the Sam Sorbo Show, and many blogs, local TV and radio shows, and podcasts.
It's the near future and America is in trouble. Hyperinflation and disorder reign in the towns and cities of the nation. The government doesn't have money to pay the military. A revolutionary group inspired by the Declaration of Independence is fomenting a second American Revolution and the director of a futuristic FEMA is arresting political enemies without court-issued warrants and imprisoning them in a secret prison.
This is the nonstop action and suspense in award-winning indie filmmaker J. Neil Schulman's latest production, Alongside Night, based on his award-winning 1979 novel endorsed by Nobel-laureate Milton Friedman, A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess, and Dr. Ron Paul.
Starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Contact and Starship Troopers' Jake Busey, Star Trek Voyager's Tim Russ and Garrett Wang, Alien Nation's Gary Graham, Men in Black 3's Valence Thomas, Parks and Recreation's Mara Marini, Lady Magdalene's Ethan Keogh, Adam Meir and Susan Smythe, Kevin Sorbo's real-life wife, actress Sam Sorbo, singer/songwriter Jordan Page, and real-life activist Adam Kokesh, as well as up-and-coming actors Christian Kramme, Reid Cox, Kyle Leatherberry, Rebekah Kennedy, Charlie Morgan Patton, and Eric Colton, this is a film far more current than The Hunger Games or Divergence series.
This is the story of Elliot Vreeland (Kramme), son of Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Martin Vreeland (Sorbo). When his family goes missing and while being shadowed by federal agents (Faraj and Leatherberry), Elliot, with the help of his mysterious companion Lorimer (Cox), explore the underground world of the Revolutionary Agorist Cadre to find them. It's a story of romance, intrigue, action, adventure, and exhilarating science fiction thrills.
Alongside Night has had successful paid ticketed theatrical screenings in Santa Monica, CA; Beverly Hills, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Dallas, TX; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Scottsdale, AZ; Spokane, WA; Apple Valley, MN; Schaumburg, IL; Lansing, MI; Okemos, MI; Lancaster, NH; and Lehi, UT.
"J.Neil Schulman's Alongside Night is at the forefront of libertarian cinema." -- Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The story is, by turns, touching, suspense-filled, violent when violence was called for, highly polemic, and altogether satisfying." -- L. Neil Smith, The Libertarian Enterprise
"A movie dedicated to promoting liberty and warning about a too powerful government." -- Coos County Democrat
"Abundant professional talent ...supported the making of this fine movie. The result is visually bright and stunning, laced and layered with great music and pregnant with the theme of the unquenchable human spirit seeking liberty." --Jerry Jewett, Mondo Cult
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