One of the best films of the Sundance Film Festival is the Philip Seymour Hoffman directorial venture Jack Goes Boating. The film premieres today night here in Park City and there has been no trailer has yet been released.
Finally there are some clips for this film. It is one of those rare pieces of cinematic experiences akin to movies like The Savages. Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the best actors working in the industry. He will surely be something behind the camera.
The film is about a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working class New York City couples.
The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Oritz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Tom McCarthy. Here the actual synopsis of the film.
Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. The film stars John Ortiz (American Gangster), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadwayâ€™s â€œRentâ€), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), with Hoffman making his feature directorial debut. Bob Glaudini (â€A View From 151st Streetâ€) adapted his acclaimed Off Broadway play for the screen. Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Connie (Amy Ryan) are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple that introduced them, Clyde (John Ortiz) and Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega), are confronting unresolved issues in their marriage. Jack is a limo driver with vague dreams of landing a job with the MTA and an obsession with reggae that has prompted him to begin a half-hearted attempt at growing dreadlocks. He spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend and fellow driver Clyde and Clydeâ€™s wife Lucy.
The couple set Jack up with Connie, Lucyâ€™s co-worker at a Brooklyn funeral home. Being with Connie inspires Jack to learn to cook, pursue a new career and take swimming lessons from Clyde so he can give Connie the romantic boat ride she dreams of. But as Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, Clyde and Lucyâ€™s marriage begins to disintegrate. From there, we watch as each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship. Jack Goes Boating was co-financed by Overture Films and Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning), with Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach producing; Beth Oâ€™Neil of Olfactory Productions producing; Philip Seymour Hoffman executive producing and Emily Ziff producing through their company Cooperâ€™s Town Productions (Capote). John Ortiz is an executive producer and George Paaswell (Notorious) co-produces. Sara Murphy of Cooperâ€™s Town is an associate producer. Director of photography is Mott Hupfel (The Savages). Editor is Brian A. Kates (Nights in Rodanthe). Production designer is ThÃ©rÃ¨se Deprez (Phoebe In Wonderland). Art director is Matteo de Cosmo (Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire). Costume designer is Mimi Oâ€™Donnell. The stage version of Jack Goes Boating was originally produced by LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City, where Hoffman and Ortiz were co-artistic directors for over ten years.