Midnight At The Paradise



Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Sun, Aug 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Tue, Aug 22, 2023 12:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):96
Premiere Status:U.S. PREMIERE
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Liane Balaban
Allan Hawco
Kenneth Welsh
Ryan Allen
Emma Ferreira
Kate Trotter
Director:Vanessa Matsui
Executive Producer:Paul Barkin
John Bain
David Hudakoc
Producer(s):Bill Robertson
Screenwriter:Bill Robertson
Cinematography:Jason Tan
Music By:The Neighbourhood Watch
Dillon Baldassero
Editor:Pauline Decroix


When they were teenagers, Iris and Alex went to see the sexy French New Wave classic “Breathless” and fell in love. But, life had other plans. Twenty years later, Iris is married to a workaholic doctor and stressed out by motherhood and caring for her dying, self-centered film critic father. Tonight, she has scheduled a screening of “Breathless” at the rundown Paradise Theater in her father’s honor, and on a whim invites Alex. But when Alex shows up with his fiancée in tow, Iris' world is turned upside down and the two ex-lovers spend the evening contemplating the past and plotting a future together.


A completely magical romantic drama, MIDNIGHT AT THE PARADISE is a thought-provoking look at what makes long-term relationships work, and how movies can shape our views on romantic love. In one evening, three couples at various stages of their relationships come to appreciate that any marriage requires equal doses of delusion, forgiveness, laughter, hope, and sexual chemistry.

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