Series/Themes: Drama, From Page to Screen, Mental Health
Film Year: 2015
Film Length: 87 min
Director: Pamela Romanowsky
Featuring: James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon
Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliot, this film examines the life of the once-successful author paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency. As Elliot’s obsession with a high-profile murder case spirals out of control, troubled memories from his past emerge. When his estranged father returns to challenge the veracity of his memoir, Elliot must confront his past and separate fact from fiction. Director Pamela Romanowsky questions the nature of truth in this gripping and complex debut feature.
UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater