Two aspiring writers in L.A. are secretly writing novels about each other as they spend their first evening together. Jens Josephs directs “Based on a True Story,” a sharp comedy exploring the personalities and inner monologues of a couple of egotistical dreamers, mutually repulsed by each other yet somehow still drawn in. Living on opposite sides of an apartment complex, they meet in the laundry room and quickly establish an odd rapport based on pithy non-sequiturs, confrontational intellect, and lapses in tact. The film picks up the momentum from Josephs’ previous short “A Man’s World,” which we featured this summer; both films employ rapid-fire dialogue, quick-witted perspective shifts and frenetic editing. -KA. Writer, director: Jens Josephs. Cast: Al Warren, Maya Knell, Jens Josephs.
A Man’s World: https://www.nobudge.com/videos/a-mans-world