The twisted comedy-drama “Night Owls” starts at Cinema Detroit Thursday.
Kevin (Adam Pally) is a workaholic low-ranking assistant working for Allen State’s football team. He encounters free-spirited train wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) at a banquet. She is in the middle of a relationship crisis and is highly volatile when she’s had too much to drink. She takes Kevin home for a one-night stand.
But there’s a problem. It’s not her house they end up at. It’s the home of her ex-lover– and Madeline’s ex is also Kevin’s idol and boss, Allen State head coach Will Campbell (Peter Krause). To further add insult to injury, Kevin finds Madeline passed out in the bathroom—where she overdosed on sleeping pills. So Kevin finds himself on a mission to keep Madeline awake throughout the night and make it until morning. Over the course of several hours, the pair finds themselves falling for each other…
The film premiered at the 2015 SXSW Festival. Director Charles Hood, who co-wrote the film with Seth Goldsmith, made the film as an homage to Billy Wilder’s comedy “The Apartment”, with contemporary twists mixed in.
“Night Owls” starts at Cinema Detroit December 3. Show times and tickets are available at the theatre’s website.