Taglines: His next chapter is up in the air.
People Places Things tells the story of Will Henry (Jemaine Clement), a newly single graphic novelist father balancing single-parenting his young twin daughters, writers block, a classroom full students, all the while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
The film begins with Will Henry (Jemaine Clement), a graphic novelist and art instructor, adjusting decorations for the birthday party of his five-year-old twin daughters, Clio (Aundrea Gadsby) and Colette (Gia Gadsby). As he searches for his longtime partner, Charlie (Stephanie Allynne), he ends up walking in on her and Gary (Michael Chernus), a monologist she’s having an affair with. Charlie tells him that she’s not happy with their relationship and is leaving him for Gary.
A year later, Will lives in a smaller house and sees his daughters on the weekend. Though he has a good relationship with the girls and wants to spend more time with them, Charlie has doubts that he would be able to handle all parental duties. Charlie also tells him that she is marrying Gary (despite being against marriage when she was with Will) and is having his child.
Meanwhile, one of Will’s art students, Kat (Jessica Williams), asks him to dinner so that he can meet her single mother, Diane (Regina Hall). Though Will has reservations about meeting a woman in her 40s despite being 40 himself, he finds that Diane is attractive and likable, though she does not respect Kat’s studies or, in turn, Will’s career. Diane informs Will that she is already seeing someone, though Kat has tried to set her up with men before, and Will leaves after dinner.
People Places Things is an American comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse. The film stars Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne and Michael Chernus. The film was released on August 14, 2015, by The Film Arcade.
People Places Things
Directed by: James C. Strouse
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby, Gia Gadsby
Screenplay by: James C. Strouse
Production Design by: Scott Kuzio
Cinematography by: Chris Teague
Film Editing by: Colleen Sharp
Costume Design by: Keri Langerman
Set Decoration by: Nora Mendis
Music by: Mark Orton
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and brief nudity.
Studio: The Film Arcade
Release Date: August 14, 2015