Grace and Grit is, at it's heart, weighted by the fact it's a true story. Focusing on the love story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber (Played by Stuart Townsend) and his wife Treya (Played by Mena Suvari) in 1980's California, the film actually draws it's primary influence from a book of the same name that was written by Wilber himself. Writer and director Sebastian Siegel spoke recently on his appraoch to the story and also to what he hopes people will get from the film:
“I think of this film in some way as a poem. It’s a love letter. My aim has been for it to seduce the viewer into a state where you get lost beyond time. I want you to fall in love with these two beings; fall with them, laugh with them, taste the irony, relish the hope, and feel the unfairness.”
As the first trailer shows, while the story may break your heart, it will also convey the way love holds some people together in the darkest times. Check it out below:
Grace and Grit is set to be released in theaters, on digital, and on-demand on June 4th.