In this slyly humorous family drama about what we inherit (and don't inherit) from our parents, Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) has not spoken to her recently deceased father, a fabled filmmaker, in years. She surprises her confidant (Jennifer Beals) and herself when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work and finds herself influenced in strange and significant ways.
"CINEMANOVELS IS A HEARTFELT HOMAGE TO MOVIE MELODRAMAS"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"SEDUCTIVE. TERRY MILES' CINEMANOVELS MANAGES TO CAST AN ALLURING SPELL. MILES HAS A KNACK FOR CLAUSTROPHOBIC EROTICISM. SMITH. FLOODS HER ALOOF, OFTEN SELFISH CHARACTER WITH VULNERABILITY AND CRACK COMIC TIMING. YOU NEVER TIRE OF HER."
- LA WEEKLY
"SMITH NAVIGATES THE EMOTIONAL TERRAIN WITH GREAT SKILL. THE SCRIPT IS OFTEN FUNNY."
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE
" LAUREN LEE SMITH IS SENSATIONAL IN THE LEAD ROLE... DYNAMIC AND FULLY BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS... A UNIQUE AUTHENTIC ENERGY"
" RECOMMENDED. THE SURPRISE IN THIS FEATURE IS TOUCHING, AND MEANINGFUL, AND TOTALLY SATISFYING"
- REEL SCREEN REVIEWS
Directed and Written By: Terry Miles
Produced By: Kristine Cofsky, Terry Miles, Lauren Lee Smith
Starring: Lauren Lee Smith (Two time Genie Awards nominee, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", ""Mutant X", ""The Listener") , Jennifer Beals (Golden Globe nominee, "The L Word", ""The Book of Eli", "Flashdance"), Ben Cotton, Kett Turton, Katharine Isabelle, Sarah Grey