From the director of Alexander the Last and Hannah Takes the Stairs
Distance is not always measured in miles.
Mattie and James are in love and living in separate cities. But too many mornings and too many miles apart have taken a toll on them. As they both struggle with the distance between New York and Chicago, their visits become reminders of the difficulties rather than the pleasures of their relationship. Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig follow their collaborations on HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS and LOL with an intimate portrayal of coupling, longing and raw emotional vulnerability. This time Swanberg co-stars with Gerwig, and Gerwig co-directs with Swanberg, creating a startlingly honest adult drama that Salon.com hails as ...erotic and electrifying. This is a new-school independent film with old-school integrity. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS is a knockout!
So close to real life, it s barely a movie. --Sofia Resnick, Austin Chronicle
Authentically raw... courageous in its high-wire, soul baring acting --Steve Rose, The Guardian
Swanberg and Gerwig have a gift for constructing the kind of moments rarely seen in contemporary American independent film. --Noel Murray, The AV Club