As one of the first deals of SXSW, Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the lauded SXSW comedy, I Used to Go Here.
Written and directed by Kris Rey (Unexpected), the film stars 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, When In Rome), Jorma Taccone (Popstar, Girls), Josh Wiggins (Giant Little Ones, Walking Out), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post)
I Used to Go Here will be available in theaters and on demand August 7, 2020.
Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives an 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 decides to take the trip, wondering if returning to her old college as a published author might 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. Striking the balance between bittersweet and hilarious, Kate takes a journey through her past to redefine her future.
I Used to Go Here marks the fourth feature from Kris Rey (formerly known as Kris Swanberg). Her previous films include It was Great, but I was Ready to Come Home (SXSW 2009), Empire Builder (Sarasota 2012) and Unexpected (Sundance 2015). Rey lives and works in Chicago and teaches film production at Northwestern University.
“I am thrilled to be working with Gravitas, a company that has expressed so much passion for my film. I look forward with collaborating with the whole Gravitas team to share I Used to Go Here with an audience for the very first time,” said writer and director, Kris Rey.
“Kris has built upon her sharp script to make a charming and hilarious film that never loses hold of its relatable authenticity. We look forward to unveiling the film to audiences this summer,” said Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.
The film is produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman for Yale Productions, Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams for Ten Acre Films, and Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter for Party Over Here.
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal with Piantedosi.