Netflix's 'Ibiza' gets special screening in NYC ahead of global release

The rom-com adventure releases globally on May 25 via Netflix and has an all female leading cast of Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson


                            Netflix's 'Ibiza' gets special screening in NYC ahead of global release

This Friday (May 25) marks the global release of Netflix's new rom-com adventure, 'Ibiza', which tells the bizarrely ridiculous story of a young American woman and her two best friends seeking out a hot DJ in Spain.

'Ibiza' stars Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson, Michaela Watkins and Richard Madden. Directed by Alex Richanbach and written by Lauryn Kahn, who also serves as executive producer, Ibiza is produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Kevin Missick, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.

As per the film's bio,"'When Harper’s (Gillian Jacobs) two best friends Nikki and Leah tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgment, falls for a hot DJ."

Ahead of it's global release via Netflix, the film received a special screening at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City on Monday, May 21. In attendance were 'Ibiza' cast members Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson, Richard Madden, Humphrey Ker, Augustus Prew, and Gwen Duchon; director Alex Richanbach, writer and executive producer Lauryn Kahn and producer Kevin Messick.

Additional special guests at the screening included Amy Schumer, Ilana Glazer, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, among others.

"The most amazing thing about the cast was how funny they are, but also how they're able to make this crazy adventure feel like a grounded, real adventure among friends," Gillian Jacobs said during an interview on the red carpet at the event. 

"I got to play a DJ in a film about Ibiza with three wonderful actresses. The whole thing to me is quite ridiculous. It's not really work, is it?" said actor Richard Madden sheepishly during his red carpet interview.

"Sadly I didn't get to work a lot with the other two girls, but I spent a lot of time with Gillian. I just loved working with her. She kind of has this amazing comic ability and just brilliant strength as an actor. So I kinda got to learn a lot from her about comedy."

'Ibiza' hits Netflix on May 25 so mark your calendars.

Also check out exclusive photos from the special screening featuring cast and crew of the film as well as special guests, courtesy of Netflix below:

Cast and crew of 'Ibiza' at the special screening at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City on Monday, May 21. (Source: Netflix)
Cast and crew of 'Ibiza' at the special screening at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City on Monday, May 21. (Source: Netflix)

Gillian Jacobs arrives at the special screening event.
Gillian Jacobs arrives at the special screening event.

 

Vanessa Bayer arrives at the special screening of 'Ibiza'.
Vanessa Bayer arrives at the special screening of 'Ibiza'.

 

Phoebe Robinson arrives at the special screening of 'Ibiza'.
Phoebe Robinson arrives at the special screening of 'Ibiza'.

Director Alex Richanbach arrives at the special screening of Netflix's 'Ibiza'.
Director Alex Richanbach arrives at the special screening of Netflix's 'Ibiza'.

 

 

Writer Lauryn Kahn, Phoebe Robinson, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Richard Madden and director Alex Richanbach at the special screening event.
Writer Lauryn Kahn, Phoebe Robinson, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Richard Madden and director Alex Richanbach at the special screening event.

 

Cast of 'Ibiza': Phoebe Robinson, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Richard Madden at the special screening.
Cast of 'Ibiza': Phoebe Robinson, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Richard Madden at the special screening.