Synopsis by Mark Deming
Two awkward and painfully shy people embark on something like a courtship in this independent romantic comedy-drama. Lillian (Gretchen Akers) is in her mid-twenties and lives with her grandmother (Lucy Quinn), who clearly loves her but thinks it's about time Lillian got a life of her own. Lillian works as a receptionist, but she becomes increasing uncomfortable when her boss (Tim Blevins) insists on repeatedly asking her out for a date (the fact he's already married doesn't help) and eventually she quits. One day, while waiting in line at the market, she meets Dan (Jason Kean), who clearly is taken with her though he has no idea what to do about it. Dan finds himself coming back to the same store hoping to see Lillian, and when he sees a note on the market's bulletin board for a neighborhood block party, he stops by and discovers Lillian is the hostess. Dan also learns that he's the only person to show up, and soon he and Lillian find themselves struggling to work through their neuroses and show one another how much they care. The first feature film from writer and director Mike Gibisser, Finally, Lillian and Dan was an official selection at the 2008 CineVegas Film Festival.