Magazine article Variety

'Walks' Hits Home

Magazine article Variety

'Walks' Hits Home

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Everybody walked from the ArcLight to nearby bar Wood & Vine on Oct. 2 for the Los Angeles preem of Magnolia's "Nobody Walks," which debuted at Sundance in January.

Director Ry RussoYoung teamed with Lena Dunham to write the film, which stars Olivia Thirlby as a young New York filmmaker who drives a wedge between an L.A couple played by John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt.

"We were totally basing a lot of it on experiences we've had as young women trying to do the female artist thing and the ambiguities of sex and sexuality when you're trying to make a piece of work," explained Russo-Young.

She and producer Jonathan Schwartz were in sync regarding the dual meaning of the film's abstract title. "Nobody walks out of the movie unscathed, and nobody walks in Los Angeles," said the helmer. "I like the fact that the word 'body' is in the title, as it's very much a movie about human beings and their desires. …

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