Los Angeles – On Thursday night, Original Penguin and SVEDKA Vodka presented a special Los Angeles screening of Magnolia Pictures’ DRINKING BUDDIES. Director Joe Swanberg was wearing an Original Penguin suit and tie. Following the screening, guests walked across the street to Umami Burger for SVEDKA specialty themed cocktails including Up All Night and Just Friends. They snacked on Umami burgers and Revolution beer which was the brewery where they filmed the movie.
Guests in attendance from the film included Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, Jason Sudeikis, Ti West, director Joe Swanberg and producers Alicia Van Couvering, Andrea Roa with additional celebrity guests Jane Adams (HUNG), Gregg Araki (filmmaker, WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD), Katie Aselton (BLACK ROCK), Eion Bailey (ONCE UPON A TIME), Lindsay Burdge (A TEACHER), Dennis Christopher (DJANGO UNCHAINED), Clea Duvall (ARGO), Megalyn Echikunwoke (HOUSE OF LIES), Eric Edelstein (MONSTERS VS ALIENS), Shiloh Fernandez (WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD), Kate Flannery (THE OFFICE), Brett Gelman (JOBS), Mimi Gianopulos (WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING), David Henrie (WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE), Laura James (AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL), Georgia King (THE NEW NORMAL), Justin Kirk (WEEDS), Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey (TWO AND A HALF MEN), Jason Mantzoukas (THE LEAGUE), Noah Mills (SEX AND THE CITY 2), Lucas Neff (RAISING HOPE), Dawn Olivieri (HOUSE OF LIES), Kelly Oxford (author, EVERYTHING IS PERFECT WHEN YOU’RE A LIAR), James Ponsoldt (filmmaker, THE SPECTACULAR NOW), Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), Sasha Spielberg (BEFORE I SLEEP), Jonathan Tucker (PARENTHOOD), and Max Winkler (director, NEW GIRL).
Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). And 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. DRINKING BUDDIES is written and directed by Joe Swanberg and stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston.