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Gold movie gets a boost

The movie “Alongside Night” will get a boost July 14 when it premieres in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 7:30 p.m. at Laemmie’s Music Hall 3.

For the past year it has been going from small venue to small venue.

I missed my opportunity to see it during the Central States Numismatic Society convention in late April when it was shown at a theater in Schaumburg, Ill.

At the time I had a lingering cough from a cold I had suffered the week before.

Nobody wants to sit in a darkened theater when someone is coughing. I did not want to be remembered as the person who spoiled the showing.

So I must rely on a plot synopsis and the expectation that I will watch it when it is released on DVD.

The movie is clearly aimed at gold and silver buyers, a group that overlaps the coin collecting hobby.

It is set in the near future. The U.S. government is on the brink of collapse. Inflation is running hot from the effects of quantitative easing and the inability to cut government spending sharply. The result is escalating infringements of civil rights and liberties.

The plot hinges on Elliott Vreeland, a 16-year old high school senior (played by Christian Kramme) whose father (played by Kevin Sorbo) is a Nobel Prize-winning economist.

Gold pieces privately made by Lansing, Mich., coin dealer Pat Heller have a role. He financed the movie as well. I ran a story last year in Numismatic News when these were first offered for sale.

Ticket requests should be directed to the film’s publicists, Liz Kelly and Shannon Donnelly of Levine Communications Office at lkelly@loconline.com and sdonnelly@lcoonline.com, or by phone at (310) 300-0950.

Heller is looking for movie distributors. Let’s wish him well because I do want to see that DVD.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper is winner of the 2013 Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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