Actress Olivia Thirlby from a scene in “Nobody Walks.”
You can always count on Brooklyn for a hipper-than-now venue, and our latest spot is Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, where you can order food and drinks from your seat during the movie. We headed to the outer borough to catch an advance screening of Nobody Walks, co-written by Oberlin alums Ry Russo-Young and Lena Dunham, creator of the Emmy-nominated HBO hit series Girls. The film’s title was a joint effort—a riff on the car culture in Los Angeles, where the story takes place. “Lena and I found out that we had a lot in common in terms of our experience in Los Angeles,” Young told us after the screening. “In terms of both being stranded on the side of the road, walking and never finding the place we were going, [and] feeling like a prostitute.”
Nobody Walks follows a 23-year-old artist named Martine (Olivia Thirlby) who travels to L.A. to stay with her mother’s friend Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), her husband Peter (John Krasinski), and their two kids Kolt and Dusty, so Peter, a sound technician, can help her with the audio for a film she’s working on. Martine plays the no-fuss New Yorker who gets what she wants when she wants it, and her and Peter quickly develop a flirtatious working rapport that we know almost instantly will create problems for the family. But while Martine’s actions threaten to destroy a marriage, we see a very human side to her as well, like when she berates Kolt’s Italian teacher for cursing her off during a lesson.
Check out the trailer for Nobody Walks below or order it on iTunes before it hits theaters on October 19.