The movie The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards is ased on short stories from Robert Boswell’s collection The Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards, and includes seven vignettes which explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards is a collection of testimonies to the misconceived, miscalculated pursuit of happiness in contemporary America. The characters of this world struggle so tragically to distance themselves from their beginnings, they find themselves a long way from nowhere. Based on the novel by Robert Boswell, this cast of characters depict how isolated each of them really is, and how alone we’ve learned to become. This film is a collaboration with the students of the UCLA Graduate Film course taught by James Franco in 2013.