Drafthouse Films has released two trailers for their heartwarming drama Amira & Sam, which hits theaters today in limited release and is available on VOD platforms. Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit's former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy's niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more.
Meanwhile, Sam's cousin Charlie (Paul Wesley, Before I Disappear, The Vampire Diaries) offers him a lucrative opportunity at his hedge fund, helping to secure wealthy veterans as new clients. However, all is not as it seems, and Amira and Sam soon find themselves faced with mounting obstacles in order to stay together. Laith Nakli, Ross Marquand, Taylor Wilcox and Claire Byrne co-star in the drama.
In addition to the trailer debut, Drafthouse Films is offering a special "Military Date Night" promo for opening weekend to all active duty military and veterans who will be able to bring a date to Amira & Sam for free. Visit DrafthouseFilms.com for more details on "Military Date Night," and check out the trailers below.