• Thu, Jan 8 2009

“Arlen Faber” Showing at Sundance

Lauren Graham stars in Arlen Faber (previously The Dream of the Romans), which will be screening at the Sundance Film Festival starting on Sunday, January 18th. The movie will have 6 screenings at the festival, with the schedule available here.

Lauren Graham in Arlen Faber

The movie is a comedy / romance about a reclusive author (Jeff Daniels as Arlen Faber) of the spiritual guide ‘Me and God.’ Even 20 years after publishing his one and only book, Arlen is sought after as the man with all the answers. Then his life collides with those of Elizabeth (Lauren Graham), a single mom raising her seven-year-old son, and Kris (Lou Taylor Pucci), a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has answers for them, but the truth is, he hasn’t got a clue. These three eccentric characters, all of whose lives are stuck in some way, all begrudgingly realize that they need each other to move forward.

“Arlen Faber” Clip

There is a higher quality video of the clip here

The description of the movie goes on to say:

“Writer/director John Hindman… brings together an eccentric group of characters and allows them to work their way through this unique and ultimately inspiring story. It helps that the talented cast has an engaging chemistry that draws us into their cinematic lives. The emotional walls between our main characters are high—but not insurmountable, so the pleasure is in watching them try to get over them. If romance gives Arlen Faber its heart, then its spine is the things that make life complicated—heroes that let us down, life not giving us what we deserve, and fame not being all it’s cracked up to be.”

Sundance will be the World Premiere for Arlen Faber, which also co-stars Kat Dennings, Olivia Thirlby and Nora Dunn. John Hindman was the screenwriter and director for Arlen Faber, his writing/directing debut as a filmmaker.

“Arlen Faber” Publicity Stills

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ComingSoon.net conducted an interview with John Hindman about Arlen Faber, talking about the process of making the film, the characters in the film, and the casting choices. You can check out the full interview here.

Check out photos of Lauren Graham taken on the set of Arlen Faber (previously Dream of the Romans) in past posts here, here and here.

Images used with permission

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  • cheri

    I have read the sides for Arlen Faber and have seen all of the pictures that are available and am really anxious to see this movie. Seeing this small clip makes me want to see it even more. I am glad to finally see what part Tony Hale plays in it. I am really hoping and praying that the movie picks up a distributor so that it goes to the big screen and I hope it will get there soon after Sundance. I love Lauren Graham and Jeff Daniels and can’t wait to see them together in this movie.

  • jennifer

    Can’t wait to see this! I was there one day watching them film this. “Elizabeth’s Son, Alex” was adorable. He and Lauren really seemed to connect well.

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