Director: Bobby Roth
Screenwriters: Bobby Roth

Institute History


In Heartbreakers two men in their thirties, artist Arthur Blue (Peter Coyote) and businessman Eli Kahn (Nick Mancuso), best friends since childhood, find their relationship severely tested when each is suddenly caught up in his respective struggle for love and success.

With Coyote playing a contemporary L.A. artist and Mancuso playing a well-dressed, very straight businessman who inherits his father’s business, the two maintain their friendship despite their disparate lifestyles. Each sees in the other the very thing that they themselves seem to lack—Blue sees Eli as successful at love and money, and Eli sees Blue as creative, unique and spontaneous. Each man’s search for security dominates their friendship, as they compete for love and professional recognition. Heartbreakers screened in connection with the Festival and IFP/West “Case Study” seminar.

Screening Details

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