Film Language Tag: location
The place where something is filmed, either interior or exterior. Technically, this excludes any shooting on a studio lot (back lot or soundstage). The distinction between location and studio shooting has been relaxed since the end of the Studio Era (c. 1950) to the point that a location could be anything other than a soundstage. Locations offer filming environments impossible or impractical to achieve on a soundstage or by using special or visual effects, but they also offer challenges such as controlling weather and light; obtaining sufficient electric power; transportation to and from the location; availability of parking for cast, crew, and equipment; interference from those not involved in filming; etc. The location department is responsible for finding, securing, and managing all of the logistics associated with location filming.
Peik Lin (Akwafina) drives her old college roommate Rachel (Constance Wu) to the Young estate, where her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) is waiting to welcome her and introduce her to his family. When Nick comes out to greet them, he surprises Peik Lin by inviting her to join the party.
After meeting to discuss shared memories of alien abduction and violation, Brian (Brady Corbet) and Avalyn (Mary Lynn Rajskub) encounter a dead deer she says was experimented on by aliens and then left in the field near her home. When she presses Brian to insert his hand into an incision in the body, he experiences flashbacks of past alien abduction and violation -- with a young Neil (Chase Ellison) appearing in them alongside his own past self (George Webster)
After Micah (Wyatt Cenac) brings her a drink, Jo (Tracey Heggins) pushes him to shower before climbing into bed. While he showers in the next room, she opens his laptop and peruses his social media history before going back to bed herself.
After an apparent one-night stand, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) quietly observe each other while getting ready to leave their host (John Thurgood)'s now largely empty loft apartment. The party host invites them to stay for breakfast on their way out but they leave anyway.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
The Narrator (Edward Norton) blackmails his boss (Zach Grenier). He then punches himself in the face and stages an entire fight against himself in front of the boss. He says it reminds him of his first fight with Tyler Durden. Once he's sufficiently bloodied, the police arrive and assume the boss was responsible.
Wei-Wei (May Chin) makes breakfast while Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) wakes Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) and then his father Mr. Gao (Lung Sihung). Over breakfast, they discuss Wai-Tung's plans to have a simple courthouse wedding to Wei-Wei, prompting protests from Mrs. Gao.
Wanda (Octavia Spencer) waits at the hospital to hear of her son Oscar's (Michael B. Jordan) prognosis after being shot by a BART police officer. A doctor informs her and other loved ones that Oscar is not responding well to treatment, prompting Wanda to lead a prayer for him. However, Oscar dies.
After showering, Wei-Wei (May Chin) retires to her and Wai-Tung’s (Winston Chao) bedroom, but he leaves and falls asleep in Simon’s (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Simon returns late and Wai-Tung accuses him of having an affair. The next morning, they discover that Wei-Wei is pregnant with Simon's child as Wai-Tung's Taiwanese parents (Lung Sihung, Gua Ah-Le), listen in.
After hearing of their tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin)'s immigration troubles, Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) decide to stage a marriage to solve her immigration problems and satisfy Wai-Tung's parents. They re-decorate Simon and Wai-Tung's apartment to appease Mr. and Mrs. Gao, removing signs of their relationship.
On the way to the Santa Cruz beach the Wilson family sees a dead body. Shortly later the family arrives at the beach and, while interacting with the Tyler family, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) encounters multiple coincidences that throw off her ability to converse with Dahlia Tyler (Elisabeth Moss). Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) converses with Josh Tyler (Tim Heidecker), and Umbrae Wilson (Shahadi Wright) hangs out with Becca (Cali Sheldon) and Nix Tyler(Noelle Sheldon). While the family members are distracted, the youngest, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex) wanders off, forcing Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) to panic while looking for her son.
Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) works out while a voiceover of his mother discusses his father's health and Wai-Tung's prospects for an arranged marriage. Wai-Tung calls his partner, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein), to cancel plans before bumping into an old acquaintance.