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Jeffrey Brown SAVES THE DATE of his movie debut at Sundance!

January 22, 2012

One of Top Shelf's most beloved authors, Jeffrey Brown, makes his feature film debut today in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, with SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE, a film co-written by Jeffrey Brown

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of Jeffrey Brown’s groundbreaking graphic novel CLUMSY, and what better way to celebrate than with the premiere of a film he co-wrote!

Filmmaker Michael Mohan (One Too Many Mornings) returns to Sundance with a bittersweet screenplay he wrote with famed graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown and co-writer Egan Reich. At turns funny, sad, and sweet, SAVE THE DATE is a sincere story about the familial and romantic bonds that form us all.

Directed by Michael Mohan

Starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber

After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin's band mate, Andrew (Starr). When Sarah suddenly finds herself caught up in an intense rebound romance with the adorable Jonathan (Webber), she is forced to examine her own fears of commitment and vulnerability. With honesty, heart, and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. In the end Sarah must decide -- is it better to stay safely single or to risk it all on love?

SAVE THE DATE is directed by Michael Mohan. He co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Brown and Egan Reich. The cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber. The film is produced by Jordan Horowitz, Michael Huffington, and Michael Roiff. Executive Producer is Gary Gilbert. Elisha Christian is the Cinematographer and Cindy Chao and Michele Yu are Production Designers. Original music is by Hrishikesh Hirway and editing is by Christian Masini. Original artwork is by Jeffrey Brown.

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SAVE THE DATE will have its press screening on:
-- Monday, January 23, 1:00 p.m., Holiday 3

Additional screenings are at the following dates and times:
-- Sunday, January 22, 2:30 p.m., Library Center Theatre, Park City
-- Tuesday, January 24, 11:30 a.m., Library Center Theatre, Park City
-- Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC
-- Friday, January 27, 12:15 p.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City
-- Saturday, January 28, 3:00 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Park City

To see more of Jeffrey Brown's catalog, visit the links below!
-- The Complete Top Shelf / Jeffrey Brown Library

Jeffrey Brown is currently working on A MATTER OF LIFE, to be published by Top Shelf later this year.