Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Approaching Midnight stars Sam Logan Khaleghi, a West Bloomfield High School alum, who also wrote and directed the film. Khaleghi is also a graduate of the University of Michigan, and most of the movie was shot here in Michigan. The movie premiered at the various Emagine theaters last week, and this week, starting Friday, September 1th, it moves to Grand Rapids' Celebration Cinemas and theaters in Jackson, MI; on the 20th, it opens at Cobb Theaters in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida, and on the 27th it opens in Chicago at the Wilmette Theater.
The film follows Staff Sergeant Wesley Kent (Khaleghi) as he returns home from war, and finds that his girlfriend Aspen (Jana Kramer) has died in a car accident. He's also still devastated from the death of his longtime buddy, Corporal AJ Culpepper (Brandon T. Jackson, shown in photos/home videos only), and has to bring his effects to AJ's widow and daughter. Kent starts to think that maybe Aspen's car accident is being covered up by her father, the town mayor who seeks re-election, and he makes friends with Natalie (Michelle Lynn Balser), the mayor's events manager, to try and make sense of the accident; what he finds is an interesting cover-up that he wants to expose.
Read the full review at Examiner.com.