She Loves Me Not

Left Col

2013, 91 min.

A collaborative work from Brian Jun – a Metro East native and Webster U. grad who has made a trio of previous SLIFF appearances (“Steel City,” “The Thacker Case,” “Joint Body”) – “She Loves Me Not” is co-directed with William Sanderson. In the film’s three linked vignettes, reclusive novelist Brady Olinson (Cary Elwes of “The Princess Bride”) struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite comically disastrous circumstances. Though once a successful author, Brady is now essentially a has-been: An alcoholic, a liar, and a womanizer, he repeatedly proves his own worst enemy. In the midst of remodeling his riverfront mansion and burdened with alimony, Brady is more than a bit cash poor, and he’s desperate for another bestseller. In an attempt to extract a new book, Brady’s publisher hires a publicist (Caitlin Keats) to “clean him up,” but he’s anything but amenable to her help and is further distracted by an affair with his pretty assistant (Briana Evigan). The film – which was shot in Alton, Ill. – also stars Lisa Edelstein (“House M.D.”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”), and legendary actress Karen Black in one of her final film roles. Film Threat praises “She Loves Me Not” as “an engaging film about a seemingly unlovable man, wrapped in quick-witted patter one second and creeping suspense in the next.”

Right Col

Show Times
Sat, Nov 23rd at 9:30pm
Sun, Nov 24th at 4:00pm
Brian Jun & Jack Sanderson

With co-writers/directors Jun and Sanderson.