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Bomb City Screening and Q&A with Actor Dominic Ryan Gabriel

Bomb City Screening and Q&A with Actor Dominic Ryan Gabriel

On Saturday, March 10 enjoy a screening of the highly anticipated film, Bomb City. After the screening, learn more about the film from Detroit-based actor Dominic Ryan Gabriel who plays Jason in the film.

8:00 pm

UICA Members: $4
Public: $8

PHOTO CREDIT: Ericka Estrella Froment

PHOTO CREDIT: Ericka Estrella Froment


About the Film:

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Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. He throws punk shows with his friends at a rundown venue known as “Bomb City.” And Brian, along with many of his fellow “punks,” refuses to conform to the conservative culture that surrounds them. Their radical appearances stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with Cody Cates, a high school jock who assimilates to a pack known as “white-hatters.” After losing a football game, Cody and a few other white-hatters have an altercation with several of the punks. This conflict ignites a series of hostile encounters between the two groups, climaxing one evening with a horrific, violent street fight. The night would soon become notorious for being one of the most controversial hate crimes in modern American culture. Based on a true story.

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Directed By: Jameson Brooks
Genre: Drama, Crime
Run Time: 95 min
MPAA Rating: NA
Origin: USA
Distributor: Gravitas


About the Actor:

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Dominic Ryan Gabriel was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He began his acting career, during 2009, when he was studying directing and screenwriting at The Motion Picture Institute of MI. During his time in MPI, he acted in all his student films and learned that acting was his true passion and talent. At the schools graduation ceremony, Dominic was nominated for Best Actor for his directorial thesis film, "Nostalgia," he took this as a sign to continue acting and leave behind what he studied in school . Over the course of three years, he acted in over 20 non-union short and feature films, all of which he played Lead and Supporting roles--one got him a nomination for Best Actor, at the 2015 Eclipse Awards, for his part in "Some Are Born." In 2013, he made the move to Los Angeles and landed his first SAG speaking role, in the TV film "A Christmas Blessing," starring alongside David Banner. Months later, he landed the role of Brooklyn in "Days of Power," alongside Academy Award Nominee, Eric Roberts, and then in 2014 he got the part of Ezio in "American Bred," the role that would win him the award for Best Ensemble Cast, accompanied with Academy Award Nominee, Michael Lerner. Dominic is set to play his biggest and most important role, as Jason Deneke in "Bomb City," a gritty-drama, based on the tragic true story of Brian Deneke.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: March 9
Bomb City