Celeste and Jesse Forever, the debut screenwriting venture by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones, was a lot more like “Celeste and Jesse Never” for the past three years, up until its recent premiere at Sundance. The script was sold to Fox Atomic in 2009, then Overture, both of which promptly folded. Jones claimed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to have “basically tried to set it up five or six times before we made it.” But like the protagonists in the film, which Jones wrote alongside actor and childhood buddy Will McCormack, the project endured despite repeated rejection. Jones stars opposite former SNL player Andy Samberg (in one of his rare semi-serious roles), and the two portray a divorced couple attempting to maintain longtime friendship. Jones, McCormack, and director Lee Toland Krieger will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
Tue., July 31, 7 p.m., 2012