PHOENIX, AZ- “In Circles,” an independent film depicting life on the Gila River Indian Community, by filmmaking brothers Claude A. Jackson, Jr. and Roberto A. Jackson, will be screened at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 9, at UltraStar Cinemas at the UltraStar Multi-Tainment Center, an enterprise of the AkChin Indian Community, in Maricopa, Ariz.
Following the screening, several members of the cast and crew will be on hand for a special Q & A session with the audience. The screening is open to the public with free admission at a first come, first served basis. A special wristband promotion will be offered by UltraStar for “In Circles” fans to enjoy bowling, laser tag and other UltraStar upscale attractions following the screening and Q & A.
The Jackson brothers wanted to showcase “In Circles” at UltraStar Cinemas, because of UltraStar’s strong desire to support Native American films. “UtlraStar is an ideal venue for my brother and I to screen our film, because they recognize the value in supporting local Native American artists,” said Claude, executive producer and co-writer/director.
“In Circles” is a drama about aspiring artist Isaac (Paul Molina) who moves back home to the reservation and finds things different than when he left them. While using his art to express himself, Isaac rekindles love with an old flame Sam (Danielle Mercado) and tries to steer his best friend Scooby (Mikhail Sundust) from the rampage of a dangerous drug dealer Cricket (Deran Martinez).
“In Circles” was made by Claude and Robert’s production company, Mile213 Productions, LLC., and features a virtually all Native cast and crew from the Gila River Indian Community. The film also features original artwork and music. In addition to the other promotions, the UltraStar screening will include art displays from artists in the movie and music from musicians who produced the original score.
Claude A. Jackson Jr., and Roberto A. Jackson started Mile213 Productions, LLC. in 2012 and completed their first film “In Circles” in 2015. They are currently working on a short film and their next feature length script.