Nobody Walks, the third feature film from writer-director Ry Russo-Young (You Won’t Miss Me), jointly won the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking with James Ponsoldt’s Smashed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Russo-Young directed from a script co-written by Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture, HBO’s”Girls”).
This looks like something from the French New-Wave with a hip and happenin’ California cast headed by Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski. After debuting to rave reviews at Sundance (as well as at the first Sundance London in April) in January, we finally have the first poster and trailer.
“Martine, a 23-year-old artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to stay in the pool house of a family living in the hip and hilly community of Silver Lake. Peter, the father, has agreed to help Martine complete sound design on her art film as a favor to his wife. Martine innocently enters the seemingly idyllic life of this open-minded family with two kids and a relaxed Southern California vibe. Like a bolt of lightning, her arrival sparks a surge of energy that awakens suppressed impulses in everyone and forces them to confront their own fears and desires. Exquisitely orchestrated by Ry Russo-Young and cowritten by Lena Dunham, this potent charting of inner urges and sufferings links characters in an intricate dance of lust, denial, and deception.”
Nobody Walks, with a terrific supporting cast including Rosemarie DeWitt, Justin Kirk, India Ennenga, Jane Levy, Sam Lerner and Dylan McDermott, will be released on VoD on September 6 before getting a US theatrical release on October 12. No word yet on a UK date.