Trib Talk: Shannon Hale, Jerusha Hess on new film “Austenland”
Published: August 27, 2013 07:55PM
Updated: August 27, 2013 07:54PM
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Contemporary women look for love in "Austenland," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 18. (Courtesy photo)

A die-hard Jane Austen fan, enthralled with the wit, gentility and romanticism perfected by the British novelist, spends her life’s savings to go on an immersive tourist experience called Austenland. So begins the offbeat romantic comedy “Austenland,” written, directed and produced by three Mormon women.

On Tuesday, director Jerusha Hess, screenwriter Shannon Hales and Tribune film critic Sean P. Means joined Trib Talk’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce to debate the film’s take on love, reality and fantasy. Watch the replay above.