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.
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
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.
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