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Actor Griffin Dunne ventures west in 'The Discoverers'

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The new film "The Discoverers" tells the story of a divorced and down on his luck history professor named Lewis Birch.

Lewis has a real passion for history, but he also has a hard time making ends meet in the world of academia. He embarks on a road trip to a scholarly conference out west in hopes of jump starting career and takes his two teenage kids along for the ride. 


But their adventure is anything but the typical family vacation.

The role of Lewis Birch is played by Griffin Dunne. The actor has a long resume in TV and film including roles in "Dallas Buyers Club", "American Werewolf in London" and Martin Scorsese's "After Hours."