A sad, stoic man trapped in a nightmare existence finds a strange book which seems to offer some relief. Anthony Oberbeck directs “Book,” a dark comedy about feeling lost and without purpose, and not only feeling that, but everyone in your life telling you that you definitely are. Joe finds a book called “Dave” about the rotten life of a man who can’t catch a break. Reading this book is the only thing that gives Joe comfort from his own rotten life. A life where he’s disparaged and called useless at work, berated at home by his partner for not “trying,” and where even his own mother has harsh words for him. The book, “Dave,” though, gives him solace, and he reads it voraciously, relishing in the fact that someone else is struggling as mightily as himself. One day, while reading his book on the train, he makes an unsettling discovery. We’ve featured Oberbeck several times, both as a director (“Six Messages,” “Seven Dreams”), as a writer and performer (“Reveries,” “Farside”), and as an actor (“Dad & Step-Dad,” “Visualization Exercise.”) -KA. Writer, director, editor, music: Anthony Oberbeck. Cast: Nathan Min, Andrew Tisher, Devin Bockrath, Lucy McMichael, Jo Firestone. Cinematographer: Johnny Frohman. Audio mix: Matt Giordano.