June VIP Screening Series: The Overnight with Special Appearance by Adam Scott
Continuing their summer VIP screening series, the folks at the San Diego Film Festival invited me to attend a special showing of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival selected feature, The Overnight. The movie stars Adam Scott (NBC’s Parks and Recreation; Step Brothers; A.C.O.D.), Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore; The Darjeeling Limited; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and French actress Judith Godréche (The Man in the Iron Mask; Stoker; The Spanish Apartment).
The Overnight finds a transplanted couple from Seattle, Alex (Scott) and Emily (Schilling) looking to adjust to their new digs in Los Angeles. While doing their best to integrate themselves into the neighborhood with their son RJ, Alex and Emily are approached by Kurt (Schwartzman), who is also at the park with his son Max. Seeing how well RJ and Max befriend each other, Kurt invites Alex and Emily over for pizza to meet his wife Charlotte (Godréche) and for Max and RJ to get more time to play. However, dinner is just the appetizer for a night both couples will never forget.
Writer-director Patrick Brice’s filmography also includes the South by Southwest selected movie, Creep starring Mark Duplass. Duplass helped produce The Overnight alongside Adam Scott and his wife Naomi Scott. Brice hit it big at Sundance with The Overnight, gaining the attention of The Orchard, a distributor who also picked up the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which is in select cinemas now.
To my surprise, when attending the screening, the San Diego Film Festival team was able to bring Adam Scott down from LA to do a special Q&A session after the film. VIP audience members in attendance were treated to hilarious behind-the-scenes tidbits. Scott was very open in discussing some of the more intimate moments from 12-day production shoot, which is one of the many instances I’ve found as a benefit to attending the festival here in San Diego because of its convenient location for filmmakers and star to attend and support their projects.
For those looking to see The Overnight, it is now playing in select theaters here in San Diego and will be released nationwide on July 3. The film is rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language, and drug use, with a brisk run time of 79 minutes.
Tyler Schirado is the founder and editor-in-chief of TurnTheRightCorner.com, an entertainment blog focused on providing honest opinions on the world of film, television, gaming, and more. Legend has it that he’s said to have rid on the back of a T-Rex and has the natural survival instincts to live through the zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus, and you can find TurnTheRightCorner.com on Facebook and Twitter as well.