I Used to Go Here

Kris Rey, USA 2020, 80’
Giants Being Lonely In a Silent Way

Ah, student life! New people, great parties, fascinating professors, friendships and romances that are going to last forever—or perhaps not quite that long. Kate (Gillian Jacobs from Community) has just released a novel; otherwise, nothing is going according to plan. She recently broke up with a boyfriend who already has another girlfriend, her publisher canceled all her public readings, and her closest friends have other things on their minds. So when she gets a call from a former literature professor (Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords) she was in love with at college, it doesn’t take her long to accept an invitation to visit her former university. Consequently, she has a chance, even if just for a few days, to return to her carefree days of old and to see what student life looks like from this new perspective—and to find out whether there’s anything worth missing. I Used to Go Here is a charming, humorous story about the confrontation between the present and one’s most pleasant memories from the past, which emphatically proves that there is a right time and place for everything in life, and that it’s not worth regretting anything.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Kris Rey

Born in Virginia in 1980, Kris Rey is a director, actress, and screenwriter. She studied film production at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Before starting her film career, she worked as a teacher in Chicago. She is known from her roles in the films Kissing on the Mouth and Hannah Takes the Stairs, which were directed by her ex-husband, Joe Swanberg. Unexpected premiered at the Sundance Festival, and it was also shown at the sixth American Film Festival. I Used to Go Here was due to premiere at SXSW before the festival was canceled.


2009 It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home

2014 Empire Builder

2014 Baby Mary (short)

2015 Niespodzianka / Unexpected

2020 Moja szkoła / I Used to go Here

Cast & Crew

director Kris Rey
screenplay Kris Rey
cinematography Nate Hurtsellers
editing Zach Clark
music Curtis Heath
cast Gillian Jacobs, Jemaine Clement, Josh Wiggins
producer Rohan Gurbaxani, Matthew Helderman, Gig Lacks, Joe Listhaus, Luke Taylor
production Yale Productions, Party Over Here, Ten Acre Films
sales Myriad Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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