The Rendezvous


Sequoia 1 Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:15 AM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:92 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Amin Matalqa
Producer:Dan Halsted
Tricia Gibbs
Amanda Rohlke
Screenwriter:Terrel Seltzer
Cinematographer:Zoran Popovic
Editor:Sasha Dylan Bell
Cast:Stana Katic
Raza Jaffrey
Alfonso Bassave
Meg Cionni
Glenn Fleshler
Darby Stanchfield
Ron Guttman
Print Source:Manage-ment
Note Writer:Lily Buchanan


Director Amin Matalqa, best known for the award-winning Captain Abu Raed, sprinkles romance and humor into this high-energy caper starring Stana Katic (who audiences will recognize from her long-running role on Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland, Code Black) in this desert duet with nods to the international swagger of James Bond and The Da Vinci Code. Rachel Rozman (Katic) is a tough, stubbornly independent Los Angeles doctor who travels to Jordan with dapper State Department official Jake Alshadi (Jaffrey) to identify her world-traveling brother David’s body. In Amman, she discovers it is not a simple task to claim her sibling’s remains and take him home: David was suspected of stealing ancient religious artifacts and now Rachel is, too. She and Jake set out to discover the truth about the mysterious item that led to David’s demise, trying to stay one step ahead of a fanatical sect and shady officials who pursue them.

Guests in attendance 10/8: Amin Matalqa (Director), Reza Jaffrey (Talent), Meg Cionni (Talent), Dan Halsted (Producer), Tricia Gibbs (Producer), Amanda Rohlke (Executive Producer), Austin Wintory (Music), Sasha Bell (Editor), Terrel Seltzer (Writer)

Additional Information

Amin Matalqa is a writer/director whose films include Sundance winner Captain Abu Raed; Disney's soccer drama, The United; the romantic comedy, Strangely In Love; and the upcoming adventure, The Rendezvous, starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Code Black).  Next up: his first book of short stories: Heroes & Idiots.