Detroit Unleaded, an award-winning new film out of Detroit, will have it’s official New York theatrical release presented by Gas Afterhours Productions & First Pond Entertainment beginning November 22~28th, 2013 at Cinema Village in Manhattan. 100% made and cast in Detroit, it is the debut feature of Director Rola Nashef and 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, along with a cast of Detroit-based characters. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award.
Detroit Unleaded is a modern take on Romeo and Juliet that tells the story of Sami (EJ Assi), a Lebanese-American who reluctantly takes over his family’s gas station business after his father 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.
“Comedic brilliance,” – indieWIRE
The gas station that Sami manages with his cousin Mike (Breaking Bad’s Mike Batayeh) 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 (Nada Shouhayib) 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.
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