As you know, we here at FSR try to make it around to as many of the major film festivals as possible. We’ve brought you excellent coverage from Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and of course, the best coverage of SXSW, our hometown fest. But even though we catch a lot of great fests, we don’t make it to them all — not yet, at least.
One festival that we’re sad to be missing this year is CineVegas in Las Vegas. While many of the fest’s higher profile films are re-runs from Sundance and SXSW, there are a few hidden gems among their official selection. One such film is Easier With Practice, from writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez. It stars Brian Geraghty, who was sensational in this year’s best film so far The Hurt Locker, as a man whose heart is opened and captured by a mystery and sexually aggressive woman who calls him late at night in his hotel room. It also stars Kel O’Neill (Redacted), Marguerite Moreau (The Uninvited) and Jenna Gavigan (Kinsey).
In advance of this film’s world premiere on June 12, 2009 at CineVegas, we’ve been provided with an exclusive clip below. As well, we’ve also got the film’s official synopsis and trailer (courtesy of it’s official site EasierWithPractice.com) for your reading and viewing pleasure.
In an effort to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell (Geraghty) sets out on a road trip with his younger brother. However, the idealism of being on the road wears off and it quickly proves to be a lonely and unfulfilling experience for Davy. One night in a motel room he gets a random phone call from a mysterious woman named Nicole. They start a funny and intimate long distance relationship that leaves Davy happier than he has been in years. Hoping there is more to the relationship then a voice and a phone bill, Davy decides he wants to meet Nicole. Ultimately, he will have to face not only the truth about their relationship but also about himself.