I USED TO GO HERE
Official Selection: SXSW 2020
Written and directed by Kris Rey | In Theaters and On Demand August 7
Starring: Gillian Jacobs (Community, Walk of Shame), Jemaine Clement (What We Do In The Shadows, Flight of the Concords), Hannah Marks (Banana Split), Kate Micucci (Gunfunkel and Oates), Jorma Taccone (Girls), Josh Wiggins (Giant Little Ones), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post)
Produced by: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone
Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives a welcome invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour cancelled, and her ego deflated, Kate hopes that returning to her old college as a published author will give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression—from misadventures with eccentric twenty-year olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor’s new favorite student. Bittersweet emotion and awkward humor abound as Kate journeys through her past to redefine her future in this big-hearted fourth feature from writer/director Kris Rey. A Gravitas Ventures release.
“Armed with her funniest material to date and a winning performance from Gillian Jacobs, the filmmaker finds new dimensions for both her work and the millennial ennui that has always inspired it.” —Indiewire
“Crackles with a determinedly awkward brand of humor… like Young Adult, but instead of acid, Rey offers warmth and hope.” —The Playlist
About Kris Rey:
Kris Rey’s debut feature, It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, played in competition at SXSW in 2009, closely followed by her next feature, Empire Builder (2012), which starred Kate Lyn Sheil, Bill Ross IV, and Joe Swanberg. Her third feature, Unexpected, premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. Rey also directed the short film Baby Mary (2014) and has had small acting roles in films like First Man, Joshy, and Happy Christmas. Kris Rey lives and works in Chicago and teaches film production at Northwestern University.