In the movie, which marks Slattery's feature film directorial debut, a working-class married couple (Hoffman and Hendricks) face the untimely death of the wife's troubled son.
Hoffman saw the film (out on May 9) at Sundance. "He was very proud of it," Slattery told me Thursday at the L.A. premiere of the movie, hosted by Brooks Brothers and Sharper Image. "He was very pleased with it, which to me, means everything."
Hendricks said she was "extraordinarily grateful" for getting the chance to work with Hoffman.