Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- After being filmed locally in 2012, the movie "Adult World" starring John Cusak and Emma Roberts was seen for the first time by a general audience Sunday night at the Landmark Theatre.
The movie was first seen at the Tribeca Film Festival and was picked up for distribution.
"Adult World" used local venues such as Syracuse University, Clinton Square and Eastwood as backdrops for the movie.
The premiere was held at the Landmark Theatre as the final event of the 10th annual Syracuse International Film Festival. More than 1,100 people turned out to see the film's debut.
Among the audience was Cloris Leachman, the Academy-Award-winning actress who plays a role in "Adult World."
The movie's producer, Justin Nappi, is a Syracuse-area native and chose Syracuse as the location for the movie.
"We had the support of the university and the support of the town, because I don't think that many movies have been filmed here," said Nappi. "It was a film that was supposed to be shot in a smaller town. The school originally was in Los Angeles. It wouldn't work. So instantly, I thought this was the perfect environment, perfect place."
The movie will now be played at big city movie theaters and eventually on video-on-demand outlets like iTunes. If the film is popular, it may be played in theaters nationwide.