Jemaine Clement and Regina Hall‘s People Places Things, a romantic dramedy hailed as “smart” and “non-typical,” is out now in limited theaters and VOD (Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, VUDU) via The Film Arcade. It will hit DVD and Blu-ray on October 6, 2015 (pre-order here).
Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the Beachside Films indie centers on Will Henry (Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement), a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC.
At his adorable twin girls’ fifth birthday party, Will’s life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children, and longtime girlfriend, Charlie, (In a World…‘s Stephanie Allynne) with their friend Gary (Orange Is The New Black‘s Michael Chernus).
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One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life back together. He finds unexpected challenges when his talented student Kat (The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams) tries to set Will up with her accomplished mother Diane (The Best Man‘s Regina Hall).
In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while remaining an inspiration for his students and coming to terms with himself both as a father as an artist.
Produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub, film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 and The Film Arcade acquired distribution rights the following month.
Its festival run also included RiverRun International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Louisiana International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and Provincetown International Film Festival.
People Places Things was released on simultaneously to limited theaters and VOD on August 14, 2015. Check out the trailer below.