Jeffrey Brown's Screenwriting Debut SAVE THE DATE Premiers at Sundance
Published: January 22, 2012 - 9:00am
This year marks ten-year anniversary of Jeffrey Brown’s groundbreaking CLUMSY, and what better way to celebrate that than with the premiere of a film he co-wrote!
Filmmaker Michael Mohan (ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS) returns to Sundance with a bittersweet screenplay he wrote with famed graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown and co-writer Egan Reich. At turns funny, sad, and sweet, SAVE THE DATE is a sincere story about the familial and romantic bonds that form us all.
After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin's band mate, Andrew (Starr). When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan (Webber), she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. With honesty, heart, and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. In the end Sarah must decide -- is it better to stay safely single or to risk it all on love?
SAVE THE DATE is directed by Michael Mohan. He co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Brown and Egan Reich. The cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber. The film is produced by Jordan Horowitz, Michael Huffington, and Michael Roiff. Executive Producer is Gary Gilbert. Elisha Christian is the Cinematographer and Cindy Chao and Michele Yu are Production Designers. Original music is by Hrishikesh Hirway and editing is by Christian Masini. Original artwork is by Jeffrey Brown.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
SAVE THE DATE will have its press screening on:
-- Monday, January 23, 1:00 p.m., Holiday 3
Additional screenings are at the following dates and times:
-- Sunday, January 22, 2:30 p.m., Library Center Theatre, Park City
-- Tuesday, January 24, 11:30 a.m., Library Center Theatre, Park City
-- Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC
-- Friday, January 27, 12:15 p.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City
-- Saturday, January 28, 3:00 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Jeffrey Brown's catalog can be found at Top Shelf's website.