If your a fan of period romances, you might want to check out the film “Alleged,” starring Nathan West, Ashley Jonshon, Fred Dalton Thompson, Brian Dennehy and Colm Meaney. The film will be released November 8 on DVD and Blu-ray; you can read more about the film below.
“In 1925, on a sweltering summer day in a small Tennessee town, two ideologies prepared for battle. Here, the Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ began – the historic confrontation fueled by the opposing forces of theology and science. On November 8, Image Entertainment and Slingshot Pictures will release ‘Alleged,’ a stirring romantic story of a young reporter and his fiancée set against the whirlwind of fundamentalism and sensationalism, between moral responsibility and journalistic opportunity. Based on actual historical events, ‘Alleged’ is a film festival favorite: recognized at the Boston, Charleston, Grand Rapids, Flint and Brantford festivals as well as winning the People’s Choice award for ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival [and] winner of the Dove Foundation’s ‘Family Approved’ seal.
…Love and faith are put to the ultimate test in this drama set against the landmark Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ of 1925. Charles Anderson (Nathan West, ‘Miracle’) is a talented young reporter engaged to Rose (Ashley Johnson, ‘The Help’), who works with him at the Tennessee small town newspaper his late father founded. The ‘Trial of the Century’ brings brilliant adversaries William Jennings Bryan (Fred Dalton Thompson, ‘The Genesis Code’) and Clarence Darrow (Brian Dennehy, ‘Cocoon’) to Charles’ hometown. But as the trial unfolds, Charles is caught up in the media circus and becomes torn between his journalistic integrity and impressing his mentor, the colorful Baltimore Sun editor H. L. Mencken (Colm Meaney, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), who presses him to ‘make a story’ instead of report one.”
“Alleged” will be priced at $27.97 (DVD) and $29.97 (Blu-ray). Pre-book is October 11–this Tuesday. Both the Blu-ray and DVD will have a Discussion Guide special feature for church and home group study of the film’s themes.