YONKERS, N.Y. – The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is offering a free viewing and date night on Friday, for all active duty and veteran military service members. Patrons will view the theatrical opening of Drafthouse Films’ “Amira & Sam.”
Service members can present a valid military ID at the box office to receive a free ticket with the purchase of a ticket to see “Amira & Sam.”
“Amira & Sam,” winner of a half dozen top prizes at festivals across the country, is a romantic comedy about a war veteran falling in love with an immigrant.
“Most ‘soldier-coming-home-from-war’ films deal with a soldier battling PTSD, said writer and director Sean Mullin, "but I wanted to flip that well-worn premise on its head: what if the soldier who returns if fine, but it's his country that's lost its mind? America was built on the backs of immigrants and protected by the courage of veterans, yet both of these groups have grown increasingly marginalized in today's society.
“I decided that the best way for me to explore such complex issues in the context of an independent film was to create an intimate love story with universal implications,” Mullin said. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a captain in the New York Army National Guard.
The film opens in select theaters across the country and at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, on Feb. 6.
For more information, visit the Alamo Drafthouse here.
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