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The Midnighters Film Opening Dances with Films 20

The Midnighters celebrate the opening of Dances with Films 20 at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood California. So thrilled to be a part of this festival!

WRITER/DIR: Julian Fort PRODS: Adam Carl, Julian Fort CAST: Leon Russom, Gregory Sims, John Wesley, Stuart McLean, Costa Ronin, Eve Mauro, Larry Cedar, Charles Dierkop

Expert safecracker Victor Lustig has just been released from prison after a thirty-five-year stretch. Now an old man all Vic wants to do is pick up some money long owed to him and live out his days in peace, quiet and comfort. When his old co-conspirator Louis breaks the news that the cash in long gone, Vic’s retirement plan goes up in smoke. It isn’t until Victor gets a surprise visit from his long lost son Danny that his future begins to become clear. It seems that Danny has followed in Vic’s footsteps, and has gotten himself in heavy debt to dangerous Russian gangsters Orion and Vadik. Now Vic’s got a choice to make: accept his new life playing out the string in a world he no longer understands… or risk his life by utilizing every bit of his old street skills to save the son he never knew.

The Midnighters is an impressive first attempt at a full-length feature film creating a true crime thriller. Great editing, skillful direction, and a more than competent cast elevate this film to a competitive level.”


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