If we understood the je ne sais quoi that some remarkable people have, we would be without a very cool phrase that makes me want to go back to school to learn French...but, I digress. Je ne sais quoi, as you can see from the trailer, is what this movie seems to be all about. Co-written by witty, insightful Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture, HBO's Girls), this film, starring people I've never heard of, looks like it aims at a lot more than just telling a good story. Let's see if they can pull it off...
Tickets are available at the Sundance website. I'm in H5. Click on the red "Buy Tickets" button, click "Continue," choose October 21, 5 PM showtime, and number of tickets...then choose your seat.
Dinner after the movie will be discussed as a group...there at the theatre, or one of the restaurants in the complex.
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 (You Won’t Miss Me screened at the 2009 Festival) and cowritten by Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), this potent charting of inner urges and sufferings links characters in an intricate dance of lust, denial, and deception. Despite their issues, each comes across as fundamentally human, urging viewers to appraise the characters' morality by evaluating their own motives. Sexually charged and rigorously composed, Nobody Walks boasts an impressive cast who deliver incisive performances in this absorbing tale.