AMC Theaters to Screen Indie 'Mission Park' (Exclusive)

Will Estes in "Mission Park"
Will Estes in "Mission Park"
 

AMC Theaters will play Mission Park, the first film from San Antonio-based production company Armando Montelongo Productions, in select theaters in September, as part of its AMC Independent platform.

The film will be released in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and San Antonio on Sept. 6. Other markets will follow.

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The crime drama, written and directed by Bryan Ramirez in his directorial debut, is the first project from Armando Montelongo Productions, a San Antonio-based company founded by real estate mogul and former star of A&E’s Flip This House Armando Montelongo. The company was launched in 2011 to promote the production of independent films and cable TV programming in South Texas.

The film follows a group of four friends who become divided when two fall into a life of crime and the other two become FBI agents who are sent undercover to attempt to bring down their former best friends. It was filmed in San Antonio, Texas.

The pic stars Jeremy Ray Valdez (Walkout), Walter Perez (The Avengers), Fernanda Romero (Drag me to Hell), Joseph Julian Soria (Crank: High Voltage) and Will Rothhaar (Battle Los Angeles). It also features Vivica A. Fox, Will Estes and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Mission Park won the best narrative feature, best director and best acting performance (for Perez) prizes at this year’s Boston International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

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