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Trib Talk: Shannon Hale, Jerusha Hess on new film "Austenland"

Published August 27, 2013 7:55 pm

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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.