James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and riveting look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past—from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together a moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him.