Following a successful theatrical release, Vision Films is set to release “The Congressman” to DVD. The film will be available exclusively from Redbox from August 9th 2016, and from all other major retail outlets on September 6th, 2016.
Written and directed by former Long Island Congressman Robert J. Mrazek, “The Congressman” stars Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Elizabeth Marvel and Ryan Merriman. The film follows Charlie Winship (Treat Williams), a seasoned Maine Congressman who has grown disillusioned with political infighting and special interest lobbyists. When a video of him failing to rise during the pledge of allegiance goes viral, he finds himself entrenched in a public firestorm.
In addition to the media backlash, Charlie must contend with a conniving lobbyist determined to ruin his career (George Hamilton) and an advisor with a hidden political agenda (Ryan Merriman). Despite everything, Charlie agrees to help protect a small coastal village in his district of Maine from a powerful fishing conglomerate—all the while growing closer to the town’s librarian (Elizabeth Marvel). As Charlie experiences this passionate and idyllic view of the American dream, he must decide how far he’s willing to go to resuscitate his career.
Robert Mrazek says: “The Congressman is a feel good movie with a message that hopefully makes an audience think in these volatile times without telling them how to think.”
Treat Williams says: “What I look for in a film is story and character. The Congressman gave me the chance to play a wonderful character in a great story.”
Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “The Congressman is the perfect combination of timely politics and entertainment. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be offering this film during an election year when people are re-evaluating American values.”