Opening in Los Angeles and New York on Friday, Nobody Walks follows the introspective and ultimately conflicted journey of a nascent New York artist named Martine (Oliva Thirlby) who unwittingly impacts the lives of an upper middle class family. Directed and co-written by Ry Russo-Young (Lena Dunham is the other co-writer), Nobody Walks is not a dialogue heavy story, as it effectively employs visual composition and sound design to craft an intricate tale of transformation.
“I think that’s one of the strengths of independent films. (They) can be quiet,” says Thirlby, who cites Terence Malick (Tree of Life) as her favorite filmmaker. “And I like quiet films. I like films that looks and feels meditative, that feels like you are being a bit of a voyeur into someone’s life as opposed to being bombarded with plot or action or dialogue.”
John Krasinski is Peter, a seemingly happily married man (Rosemarie DeWitt is his therapist wife) who helps Martine finish her art film. Through their collaboration, Peter is immediately drawn to the 22-year-old, thus effectively compromising the sanctity of his longtime relationship. For Thirlby, Nobody Walks does not have a clear cut hero or villain. (To listen to Olivia Thirlby talk about Peter and Martine’s dynamic, click on the media bar below)
Nobody Walks is also currently available On Demand and on iTunes.
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Posted by Greg Srisavasdi (Twitter: @Gsrisavasdi)