“A-Town,” the newest project from director Christopher Leonard and All Hands Evolution Films, made its successful Alameda debut at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex.
The locally made film proved so popular with the community that it is being shown again this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — February 1, 2 and 3 –at 6 p.m., and a second show will be added for 7:30 p.m. if the 6 p.m. showing sells out.
The one-hour film was shot in Alameda and portrays a troubled rookie police officer and a struggling single mother “whose lives collide as a pair of merciless criminals descend upon a quiet California suburb,” (aka Almaden – but actually Alameda), according to the movie’s promotional materials.
“A-Town” is intended to be a pilot for a television series and is being shown in the Bay Area in order to rally enthusiasm for the project.
A trailer of the film can be seen online.
“A-Town” is being shown in a 173-seat digital cineplex theater, not in the historic main theater. Tickets are about $7.75 for adults.
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, Alameda residents and other Bay Area community members are invited to see “Rethink Afghanistan” at Auctions by the Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga Street, on Alameda Point.
The director of “Rethink Afghanistan” is Robert Greenwald.
Following the screening, Norman Solomon, director of the Institute for Public Accuracy — who just returned from Afghanistan — and is an Afghan War member of Iraqi Veterans Against the War will comment on the film, respond to questions and lead a discussion about what we can do to change the current U.S. course on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Tickets are $9-$25 and can be bought online.
The event is being held to benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice (LC4PJ), United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ) and CODEPINK.
For more details, call 510-263-5303 or 415-863-3771.
Also note that this screening will be held one day after a free talk on U.S.-Iranian relations set for 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at the Alameda Free Library. The speaker is Michael Veiluva, general counsel of the Western States Legan Foundation and author of “Burdens of Proof: Iran, the United States and Nuclear Weapons — A Global View.”