Cinequest’s 25th Anniversary culminates in spectacular fashion – with energy, celebration and a whole lot of fun. Join writer/director Victor Levin (Mad Men) and star Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) for a spectacular evening, featuring a screening of the enchanting 5 TO 7, a superbly crafted and refreshing romantic comedy featuring phenomenal performances by leads Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), and brilliant supporting cast of Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Glenn Close (Damages), Eric Stoltz (Caprica), and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon).
As an aspiring writer, Brian (Yelchin) is used to rejection. But, Arielle (Marlohe) is not a publisher to whom he is submitting his work. She’s sophisticated, beautiful, French, alluring, older than he, yet…umm…married. Brian is immediately smitten, and the two begin an affair which allows them to meet only between the hours of 5 and 7. But two hours isn’t nearly enough, and Brian soon finds himself breaking every rule he ever had for himself, and the two will face a decision that neither anticipated.
Blending both the sexy and the tender; the playful and the serious, Levin directs with elegance—crafting a story filled with humor, heart, and emotional resonance. The result is equal parts romance, laughter, and tears. Cinequest is absolutely thrilled to present 5 TO 7, followed by an incredible party to celebrate. -- Michael Rabehl