West Bloomfield High alum Sam Logan Khaleghi wrote, directed and stars in the film. With a budget of less than $1 million, "For Love of Country: Approaching Midnight" tells the story of Wesley Kent, an Afghanistan war veteran who faces tragedy, and a mystery, as he returns to his home in Louisiana.
Khaleghi plays the lead role; Jana Kramer, best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the hit television drama One Tree Hill, portrays Kent's girlfriend.
In May, Khaleghi told West Bloomfield Patch that the story comes from his passion for the military.
"Had I not done the movie thing, I would probably have been eyeing West Point," he said. "I have always had a strong sense of support for our military. I have a lot of close, dear friends who have served."According to a Detroit Free Press story, the red carpet event benefits American Legion Post #216 in Milford, and the movie will play in Emagine theaters starting Aug. 30.