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If you’ve ever wanted to watch a movie in which Jason Schwartzman confides in, yells at and gets lost with his dog, “Seven Chinese Brothers” is definitely for you.
“Seven Chinese Brothers,” set for a SXSW premiere next week, stars Schwartzman as Larry, a down-on-his-luck sad-sack balancing a lot: His affinity for booze, his affection for his boss (Eleanore Pienta), his irritation with his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) and, most importantly, his dedication to his dog (Arrow, Schwartzman’s real-life french bulldog). The loose and funny slice-of-life comes from director Bob Byington, whose recent credits include “Harmony and Me” and “Somebody Up There Likes Me.”
In the three exclusive clips of the film posted below, Larry gets lost on the road, goes for a walk and admits a secret — all in the presence of his loving, sometimes-confused dog. Though brief, the clips immediately establish a tone and sense of humor which has us eager to see more.
Watch the three clips below, and be sure to check out the newly-released and exclusive posters above as well.
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