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SXSW: 5 Clips From ‘7 Chinese Brothers’ Starring Jason Schwartzman

SXSW: 5 Clips From '7 Chinese Brothers' Starring Jason Schwartzman

This week, Austin breaks out the BBQ and gets ready for the SXSW Film Festival. As per usual, there is a huge slate of movies to dig into, from promising indies to big studio hopefuls. That means that the pictures are doing all they can to stay on the radar, while not giving up the game too early for the excitement of the premiere. And writer/director Bob Byington is keeping things fun with the previews for his “7 Chinese Brothers.”

Starring Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Stephen Root, and Olympia Dukakis, the film centers on a young man trying to put his life together, with this loyal dog by his side. Here’s the official synopsis: 

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).

Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman’s real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers — written & directed by Bob Byington ( ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ ) — is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.

Below, you’ll find five clips — extras from the film — that give a nice tease of the tone and vibe coming in “7 Chinese Brothers.” The film will premiere at SXSW on Sunday, March 15th.

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