An award-winning independent film co-written and directed by a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus will be presented by “Eagle After Hours” Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center. Admission is free to the public and students with identification; refreshments will be provided.
“I Ran Against Us” is an off-beat comedy flick intended for mature audiences and produced in part by Jared Hopkins, a 2000 graduate of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism’s radio, television and film program. It was named “Audience Choice Winner” at the New Orleans Film Festival last October.
“I Ran Against Us” is the story of a couple’s breakup but with a twist – former lovers Jon and Sandy must reunite to prevent the United States from threatened destruction by Iran, even through both have moved on with their lives. Analogous to the inability of nations to get along, the plot thickens after the two have another falling out while attempting to reconcile, which is broadcast worldwide and ratchets up an already tense situation.
Hopkins and co-writer/director N.T. Bullock will be on hand to answer questions from the audience after the show. For more information, contact Gary Kimble at 601.266.4791. To learn more about “I Ran Against Us,” online visit www.iranagainstus.com
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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