Magnolia has debuted the first trailer for director Ry Russo-Young romantic drama Nobody Walks and it looks quite intriguing. Olivia Thirlby stars as Martine, a New York City artist who stays with a local family in Los Angeles while working on her art film. But her arrival in this seemingly idyllic family soon begins to unravel suppressed impulses in everyone and forces them to confront their own fears and desires.
The preview does a good job of highlighting the movie’s nuances and pervasive sexual tension. Penned by Lena Dunham (Girls), the movie also features an excellent supporting cast that includes John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Dylan McDermott.
Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple for HD. Nobody Walks will hit VOD on September 6th before it comes to theaters on October 12th.
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 Mescreened 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.