The Mend, a new film from director John Magary and starring Josh Lucas, premiered Sunday night at SXSW as part of the Narrative Film Competition, and Lucas and the rest of the cast including Mickey Sumner and Stephen Plunkett attended a intimate after-party at Supper Suite By STK hosted by Blue Moon Brewing Co. Up-and-coming recording artist Olivia Somerlyn entertained guests with a performance.

The Mend marks Magary’s feature directorial debut, he has previously written and directed three short films: Site in Fishkill Creek, Our National Parks and The Second Line, which won a special jury award at 2008’s SXSW Film Festival.

The Second Line from John Magary on Vimeo.

The film follows brothers Mat (Lucas) and Alan (Plunkett). Mat, a drifter, interrupts Alan’s life unannounced and causes havoc on Alan’s apartment when Alan takes off for a vacation with his girlfriend, Farrah (Sumner). Alan returns early, without Farrah, to find Mat living in his apartment with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s son.

It seems that Alan and Mat also have unresolved issues with their father. The clip shows a small gathering at Alan’s apartment, where their uncle (Austin Pendleton) is telling stories about their father.

Stars Mickey Sumner and Lucy Owen celebrate 'The Mend' with STK Executive Chef (LA) Chef Robert Liberato at Supper Suite by STK with Blue Moon Brewing. (Photo Courtesy of: Hal Horowitz AP/Invision)

The film premiered Sunday, March 9, and has additional screenings scheduled Monday, March 10, and Thursday, March 13. The premiere had a good turnout, as the film’s official Twitter account tweeted today, as the joked about HBO Go going down.

After the premiere, stars Lucas and Plunkett posed for photos at the after-party, cleary having fun (see below).

The Mend cast party at Supper Suite by STK with Blue Moon Brewing. (Photo Courtesy of: Hal Horowitz AP/Invision)

The Mend will be released on DivX this summer.

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