A surreal movie based on a short story collection by Mississippi writer Larry Brown. Arliss Howard directs and stars as Leon Barlow, a drunken writer who struggles with the demands of his ex-wife (Debra Winger), his children and his best friend (Paul LeMat). He is a failure on almost every level – certainly personally and professionally – and Howard doesn’t shy away from his protagonist’s shortcomings. The resulting film is a meandering look at the creative process, and how one man messed up his life. It’s a well crafted directorial debut from Howard who handles this quiet tale of an artist’s redemption with a firm hand.