Drinking Buddies


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PrintInternational Arthouse Series

Drinking Buddies

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Joe Swanberg
  • Rated R
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 90 Minutes
  1. Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:30 p.m.
  2. Friday, October 25, 2013 9:30 p.m.
  3. Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Drinking Buddies
Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that could be something more, but Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend. Inspired by complex studio comedies like Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice, Drinking Buddies is ripe with interesting characters and adult points-of-view, but doesn’t forget to be funny. (2K DCP presentation)

Director Joe Swanberg is scheduled to be present on October 24.

Joe Swanberg may be considered the most prolific independent filmmaker working today. He has directed many acclaimed feature films and web shows, including Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last, Uncle Kent, the IFC. com series Young American Bodies and his newest film Drinking Buddies. He makes timely and relevant films about people his age and their perception of the world.