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Last chance to see 'Alongside Night' movie in Dallas

September 3 is the deadline for North Texas libertarians to bring the libertarian science fiction movie Alongside Night to the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas for a one night stand.

Alongside Night writer, producer, director J. Neil Schulman makes a cameo appearance in his own movie as Rabelais Bookstore owner Al.
J. Neil Schulman/YouTube

However the Tugg event page on the Studio Movie Grill's website states "A minimum of 50 tickets must be sold for this event to take place" but the Tugg site for reserving tickets shows the movie as "Pending" with ticket reservations categorized as "Going 34" and "Needed 31," meaning someone needs to work on their basic math skills.

Alongside Night was written, produced, and directed by J. Neil Schulman based on his 1979 bestselling and much-praised Prometheus award-winning and Hall of Fame inducted libertarian science fiction novel by the same name.

The movie, described as a dystopian political thriller, is set in America during the near-future final economic meltdown stages of The State even as it's being replaced by the rise of an underground libertarian-voluntaryist-anarchist society.

Several storylines woven together, as L. Neil Smith of The Libertarian Enterprise describes them, are "by turns, touching, suspense-filled, violent when violence was called for, highly polemic, and altogether satisfying" and even includes a budding teenage romance for tomorrow's budding young libertarians.

The events unfold from the viewpoint of 16-year-old Elliot Vreeland who goes searching in a dangerous, violent, crumbling American police state for his missing Nobel-laureate-economist father. In the process he stumbles across a mysterious underground voluntaryist free market world and meets an even more mysterious young woman, "Lorimer," who proves to be a sexy, savvy, intelligent and highly competent partner whose own father nonetheless might be the reason Elliot's father is missing and possibly dead.

The movie stars Kevin Sorbo, best known for his TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and an extensive filmography that includes such feature films as God's Not Dead, Meet the Spartans and Andromeda.

Fans of the TV series "Star Trek: Voyager" recognized Tim Russ and Garrett Wang among the cast members and others have noted the cameo appearances of Ron Paul, Adam "vs the Man" Kokesh and J. Neil himself.

But this movie won't happen in Dallas unless more people (16 more? 31 more?) reserve tickets between now and September 3. For the latest information on the movie plans, currently scheduled to screen on September 10, check in frequently at Alongside Night Promoted by Regina Imburgia.