Lord Byron

USA | 2011 | 95 min

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Byron has always been a lover of women. He’s a romantic, and he loves all of his girlfriends the same way—totally and completely. But he’s grown restless in his middle-age, and recently he has found himself lost in some heavy thoughts about big things like God, and love, and time. So when a demon-obsessed televangelist suggests that he retreat from the chaos of the world, Byron escapes his town and embarks on a spiritual journey of the fantastic kind.

In LORD BYRON (Sundance 2011, New York Times Critics Pick), a deadpan Greek tragedy set in South Louisiana, a cast of bizarre, comedic characters, led by newcomer Paul Batiste, pursue uncommon dreams and missions of their own making. Director Zack Godshall (Low and Behold, God’s Architects) and co-creator Ross Brupbacher share a kaleidoscopic world seen through the bloodshot eyes of Byron, a quixotic philosopher-poet and bayou Don Juan who seeks spiritual fulfillment by any means possible.

  • DIR Zack Godshall
    SCR Zack Godshall, Ross Brupbacher
    CAST Paul Batiste, Justin Bickham, Joseph Diaz

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  • New York Times Critics’ Pick
    Won, 2011 Indie Memphis – Soul of Southern Film