100% Michigan Produced Film
Wednesday Nov. 13th
Red Carpet Premiere Gala Event presented by Gas Afterhours Productions and The Friends of Detroit Film Theatre. The event will kick off the National Theatrical Release of Detroit Unleaded and will serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of Detroit Film Theatre.
$35 – 6pm Red Carpet, Exclusive appetizer reception and gift.
$25 – 7pm Red Carpet and gift
$12 – General Admission
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:00 PM
(Detroit, MI) Director Rola Nashef’s charming romantic dramedy Detroit Unleaded opens theatrically in Detroit at the Detroit Film Theater on November 13th. Detroit Unleaded premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award.
The RCP will host the entire cast and crew and open to the public with a Q&A hosted by Elliot Wilhelm after the screening with Director and the Stars.
Expanding upon the award-winning 2007 short, Detroit Unleaded is a modern take on Romeo and Juliet that tells the story of Sami, a Lebanese-American who reluctantly takes over his father's gas station after he is murdered in an armed robbery. It's not a life that Sami ever wanted, nor did his late father who always encouraged his son to go to college. The gas station is more than just a pit stop for rolling papers and fake perfume, but a place where an infinite stream of spirited and often hilarious people flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" named Najlah comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her. Afraid her overprotective brother will disapprove, Najlah begins a romance with Sami under the promise of secrecy. As their love blossoms, Sami's dream of a better life begins to swell.
Cast and made in Detroit or “imported from Detroit” as Chrysler would say, the film stars first-time feature actors EJ Assi and Nada Shouhayib, along with Actor/Comedian Mike Batayeh (Breaking Bad), Mary Assel, Steven Soros, and Lebanese film and television Star Akram El-Ahmar.