After an impossibly long wait, “The Company You Keep” is finally making its official U.S. debut on April 1, 2013, in New York City. Fans in Italy and at international film festivals in Toronto and Venice have been lucky enough to see the film before most people in the U.S., but a limited release is on the horizon. Die-hard movie fans who want to see the film before everyone else can still buy tickets to “The Company You Keep” premiere. The rest of the world will have to be content watching the previously released theatrical trailer. So here’s the deal, “The Company You Keep” is an American film based on American events and the American youth movement, but almost no one in America has seen it!
In case you haven’t been following the movie, this is what you need to know. “The Company You Keep” is based on a 2003 novel that was adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Lem Dobbs and brought to life by producer-director Robert Redford, who also plays the film’s lead character. The gripping, politically charged story is inspired by the 1970s anti-war movement, bombings and real events that unsettled the nation. The Weather Underground and important parts of Vietnam-era history are resurrected in a modern way as the story catches up with Redford and his cohorts after 30 years on the lam.
The all-star cast includes 70′s heartthrob and Sundance founder Robert Redford, British film star Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon and Oscar®-winner Chris Cooper. Shia LaBeouf plays an intrepid young journalist who uncovers Robert Redford’s assumed identity and sends Redford on the run with his daughter, who is played by tween soprano Jackie Evancho. Stanley Tucci, Sam Elliot, Nick Nolte, Anna Kendrick and Terrance Howard round out the ensemble cast. “The Company You Keep” premiere and after-party is a highly anticipated event, and it’s not too late to get film premiere tickets to the all-star extravaganza in New York City, but you have to hurry.