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Guest Artist

Timothy Busfield
United States, 2019, 75 min.

In English.

Joseph Harris (Jeff Daniels), a legendary but troubled playwright arrives at a small Michigan town at Christmastime to mount his latest play. Greeting the cynical New Yorker is a young aspiring writer who challenges his literary hero to be the icon he'd hoped for. Harris wants no part of Michigan, being the young man's hero, or the theatre he's come to work with. No sooner than he arrives Harris makes plans to return to NY on the next train out. Desperate and scrambling to keep him in town, the young man must face his hero and explore the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.

Director's Statement

Thank you for taking the time to watch Guest Artist, written by and starring Jeff Daniels (Godless, Terms Of Endearment, Dumb and Dumber). Jeff is one of my favorite actors and playwrights and has written more than 20 plays that have been produced world-wide. He's also written and directed two feature films. We hope you enjoy our film.

Themes: Relationships, Theater, Abuse.