Vision Films is pleased to announce that political satire film “The Congressman” will be available to Amazon Prime members for streaming free of charge from November 1st 2016. Vision Films utilized Amazon Video Direct to make “The Congressman” available on Prime Video.
Released during the strangest political climate in recent history, and in the build-up to the election on November 8th, “The Congressman” is a feature film written and directed by former Long Island Congressman Robert J. Mrazek that touches significantly upon current hot-button topics, such as what it means to be American and what it means to be patriotic.
“The Congressman” stars Treat Williams (“Prince of the City”), George Hamilton (“Love at First Bite”), Elizabeth Marvel (“House of Cards”), Ryan Merriman (“Final Destination 3”) and Jayne Atkinson (“24”). Charlie Winship (Treat Williams) is 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.
Many scenes in the film mirror recent news headlines and controversy, such as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the National Anthem and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Robert Mrazek says: “The final speech Treat Williams perfectly delivers as Charlie Winship should be required viewing in the next three weeks–the film is a lifeline to the heart and soul of the American democracy we’re all longing for…”
Treat Williams says: ““I loved playing Charlie Winship in The Congressman, a politician who shows us it is possible to be flawed but still have a moral center. He has my vote.”
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.”