Directed by Rooney singer and guitarist Robert Schwartzman, the comedy The Unicorn finds a longtime engaged couple suddenly realizing they share a safe and uneventful existence. A weekend getaway affords Malory and Caleb and the opportunity to shake things up. So they decided to have a threesome—assuming they can find a willing person, a.k.a. a "unicorn," willing to participate. The Unicorn stars Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford as the couple in question and Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett and Dree Hemingway as potential unicorns. Based on a story by Robert Schwartzman, Nick Rutherford of Rooster Teeth’s Crunch Time wrote the script with Kirk C. Johnson and Will Elliott, the writers of the 2011 comedy Austin High. The Unicorn will screen during the SXSW Film Festival at 11 a.m. March 10 at the Stateside Theatre, 3:15 p.m. March 11 at the Alamo South Lamar, and 3:15 p.m. March 14 at the Alamo South Lamar. In addition to being the frontman of the rock band Rooney, Robert Schwartzman previously directed the 2016 comedy Dreamland, which featured his brother Jason Schwartzman, and acted in such films as The Virgin Suicides and The Princess Diaries. He is the son of Rocky star Talia Shire and producer Jack Schwartzman. His uncle is Francis Ford Coppola and his cousins include Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola.
Aired: March 8, 2018