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Beyond Fest Unveils 2018 Lineup

September 15, 2018   Comments Off on Beyond Fest Unveils 2018 Lineup   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

LA Times – In just six years, the fall film gathering known as Beyond Fest has become one of the most electric and essential parts of L.A.’s annual movie calendar.

The festival, which this year runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 9, will also host discovery titles such as “The Wind” and “Anna and the Apocalypse” and retrospective screenings of cult faves including “Liquid Sky,” “Bubba Ho Tep,” “All the Colors of the Dark” and “Akira.”


Gaspar Noe’s trance-inducing dance film “Climax” will open the festival with star Sofia Boutella in attendance. Jim Hosking will be there for his “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn,” with stars Aubrey Plaza and Craig Robinson, as will filmmaker Justin MacGregor with his “Best F(r)iends: Volume Two” stars Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.

“An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn” Official Trailer

August 16, 2018   Comments Off on “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn” Official Trailer   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

UPHE Group Acquires ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’

May 8, 2018   Comments Off on UPHE Group Acquires ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

SFGate — Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has acquired the North American rights to “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn,” starring Aubrey Plaza and Emile Hirsch.

The feature made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Jim Hosking directed the film that he also co-wrote with David Wike. Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson also star.

Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Oliver Roskill, Emily Leo, Lucan Toh and Andy Starke served as producers on the film.

“An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” First Look

January 19, 2018   Comments Off on “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” First Look   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

EW — In An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Aubrey Plaza plays a dissatisfied woman named Lulu Danger, who seizes an opportunity to escape her dull marriage and chase after a mysterious man from her past, the titular Beverly Luff Linn.

Lulu Danger is a woman with big dreams!” says the actress of her role in the film, which is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “She’s in a terrible marriage, and has so much more to offer in life, and is confronted with her first love, played by Craig Robinson, who shows up in her small town, and she goes after him. It becomes a love quadrangle between me, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement, and Emile Hirsch. So, wrap your mind around that. Me, and all these ridiculous men!

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is the second film from director Jim Hosking, whose debut movie was the unforgettably bizarre The Greasy Strangler. “I’d seen The Greasy Stranger, and I was so blown away by the sense of humor,” says Plaza. “It was exactly like my sense of humor when I was 12 years old. I felt like he was inside my brain. So, I started cyber-stalking him online, and I found these videos that he made. One in particular, called “Doctor,” it made me laugh so hard, I watched it probably 50 times in a row. It was like he made it just for me. And that’s how I feel about his films and about him. It was like he was created just for me. I think if you like The Greasy Strangler, you’ll be so excited about the movie because it really solidifies Jim’s filmmaking vision and style. It’s so hard to describe, but it’s so specific, and absurd, and funny, and unlike anything I’ve ever been in.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is co-written by Hosking and David Wike and costars Matt Berry from the U.K. sitcom, Toast of London. The film receives its world premiere in the NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20.

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How Aubrey Plaza Broke Out of the Box in 2017

December 16, 2017   Comments Off on How Aubrey Plaza Broke Out of the Box in 2017   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

ET Online — To the naked eye, it looks as though Aubrey Plaza is reinventing herself. The 33-year-old actress, famous for her portrayal of the lovably sardonic April Ludgate on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, has spent the last year portraying characters far different than her familiar depictions of eye-rolling best friends in wacky comedies. But to Plaza, it’s just a matter of scheduling. “Being on a television show for seven years, it’s hard to break out of that box,” she says, “I guess to everyone else it’s a reinvention, but for me, it’s something that I’ve always been.” With three projects in 2017 — FX’s Legion, Ingrid Goes West and The Little Hours — that showcased some of her best acting to date, Plaza has proved once and for all that she is a formidable talent, not just a sitcom trope.

Her year started off strong with a complex role on the first season of Noah Hawley’s cerebral superhero show, Legion. Plaza plays Lenny Busker, the gender-bent parasitic mutant who lives within the mind of protagonist David Haller (Dan Stevens). Or is Lenny just a childhood friend of David’s? Or a psychiatrist? Or a dog? “It’s kind of a head trip,” Plaza says. The role of Lenny was originally written for a middle-aged man. But Hawley specifically met with Plaza to pitch her the part. “I was very confused,” she says. “I was like ‘Oh, the middle-aged drug addict in the mental hospital? I don’t understand.’” But once Hawley let Plaza in on the character’s true identity as the mentally manipulative Shadow King, Plaza said she was in. But she did have one condition: She didn’t want the character’s dialogue to change based on her gender. “I didn’t want to be trapped in a man’s body or a woman’s body, I wanted to be fluid,” the actress says. “I wanted to create something that’s more than human.” […] In one scene at the end of the sixth episode, Plaza brings each of these personalities forward, frenetically transitioning from caring to crazy, from menacing to meek. “That was the hardest scene that I shot in the entire season,” she says. “I kind of had to keep all of these balls in the air. That’s why the show is so fun; it makes it easy for me to get lost in my own imagination and to try to really come up with these specific characters, but then have a through line that connects them all. It was challenging, but it was really fun.

Plaza makes it no secret that she loves a challenge. For example, she explained that when shooting comedic projects, she enjoys changing things up with improvisation. “Improv is really the best thing when you’re making a film,” she says. “It forces you to be present.” And in her nunsploitation film The Little Hours, improv was a requirement; all of the film’s dialogue was ad-libbed on set. The actors knew the story arc and the finer plot points, but it became their job to fill in the dialogue. “Every scene we were figuring it out on the day, on its feet,” Plaza says. “There were different levels of challenges, I guess, but it was exhilarating and fun.” Another big challenge for Plaza during the filming of The Little Hours was balancing her onscreen duties as an actress with her first feature film producing credit. Plaza says that she likes to “dissolve” into her characters when she’s shooting projects, so the prospect of having to constantly switch hats in the moment was a new kind of challenge for her. “We were shooting in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany with half of a crew that speaks Italian,” she says, laughing. “It was very stressful to problem-solve in that way, but then to also put my nun habit on and go do these scenes.” The actress says that producing the film was a “natural kind of progression” from working with her longtime creative collaborator and boyfriend Jeff Baena. “I had been in all of his movies, and I had been very heavily involved in the development process and the casting process, so it just kind of made sense for me to be a producer.

Instead, Plaza cites the indie social media satire Ingrid Goes West as her first “real” producing credit. “I got my hands on that script very early,” she says. “I just knew right away that this movie had the potential to be something that was really, really special, so I just wanted to be involved in the creative process from the very beginning.” Along with producing Ingrid, Plaza also plays the title character, an emotionally unstable woman obsessed with an Instagram celebrity. But unlike Ingrid, the actress avoids social media in real life because it can often make her feel depressed. “We all just need one day where we all throw our phones in the ocean,” she says. But then she reevaluates: “Wait, no, that’s bad for the environment. I don’t know, we’re f–ked.


Looking back on her year, Plaza says she feels very fortunate to have been able to break out of what could have been a career-defining box. “I’m just lucky that I’ve had opportunities over the past year to show the other things that I can do and the other things that I am passionate about, and to play other characters.” As for what’s next? We know she’ll be back on FX. “I’m in it. I’m in the second season,” she says without revealing anything else. She’ll play the lead role in An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, which is in post-production. And there’s possibly more to come behind the camera. “I will direct,” she says with confidence. “But when I do, it’s going to probably be the best thing that’s ever been made. So, like, be ready.

Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch Team for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’

February 8, 2017   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch Team for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’   Movie: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – A stellar lineup has assembled for An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, the latest film from U.K.-based Wigwam Films, producers of 2016 Sundance hit Under the Shadow.

Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement and Matt Berry are set to star in the film, being directed by Jim Hosking (Greasy Strangler).

Written by David Wike and Hosking, the film is shooting in Eureka, California. The story follows Lulu Danger, whose unsatisfying marriage takes a fortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform a mysterious event called An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.

The film is being funded by the BFI with National Lottery funding, Film4 and GPS Partners. Sam Bisbee and Theodora Dunlap of Park Pictures, along with Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, Emily Leo of WigWam Films and Andy Starke of Rook Films are producing. David Gordon Green, the BFI’s Mary Burke, Sam Lavender from Film4, Hosking, David Wike, Jackie Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord serve as executive producers.