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Archive for the ‘Movie: Ingrid Goes West’ Category
Jennifer     November 15, 2017

Metro.co.uk — Aubrey Plaza is one of the best actresses of her generation, flitting between deadpan humour in Parks and Recreation to the at-times terrifying Lenny in Legion, which saw her stretch her talents to new genres and characters. Now the 33-year-old actress is starring in one of 2017’s most thought-provoking films, Ingrid Goes West. The film follows Ingrid Thorburn, who after the death of her mother and various self-inflicted setbacks, escapes to Los Angeles where she aims to befriend an Instagram pal, Taylor Sloane, who is living the #perfect life. From the opening scene however it has been made clear that Ingrid is actually slightly unhinged, and despite the two forging a close bond the lies begin to mount between Ingrid and Taylor, leading to results which are at once comical and horrifying to watch. Was that what drew Aubrey to the role? ‘Yes, the script and the character,’ she tells Metro.co.uk. ‘I just thought it was such an original character and I loved how complicated it was, and how it’s funny and sad and dark, it was really unique.

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The film attempts to offer an exploration of a culture consumed by social media; have we gone so far that the desire for a like on a picture of #avotoast is outweighing our desire for human contact? Have a generation lost the ability to be honest? ‘Not enough people are talking about the impacts of social media on young people especially,’ says Aubrey. ‘It must be such a confusing thing for a young person to navigate, it’s confusing enough for adults, for me! ‘It affects me in that way too where I am constantly, like, having low self esteem moments, where you compare yourself to something else, and it’s all not real anyway. ‘It can be really manipulative and it can be really bad if you’re not aware of what’s really happening.

There are no winners at the film’s conclusion – although you feel like both Ingrid and Taylor aren’t going to learn a single #lifelesson from their relationship – and Aubrey has only one piece of advice for those who may find themselves down an Instagram rabbit hole. ‘I would say remember that it’s all fake,’ she says. ‘When it’s an image based platform, people spend hours to make these things look as perfect as they look and to make themselves look as perfect as they seem to be, and so it’s just not real. ‘It’s not real life, so I would say just turn it off, and be in the moment.

(by Rebecca Lewis for Metro.co.uk)

Jennifer     June 28, 2017

Jennifer     May 22, 2017

HR – Ingrid Goes West has been set as the closing night film at the L.A. Film Festival.

The dark comedy from director Matt Spicer, which is set for an Aug. 11 release, stars Aubrey Plaza as the obsessive and unstable titular woman who secretly moves to Los Angeles to get close to Taylor Sloane, an Instagram lifestyle guru played by Elizabeth Olsen.

As previously announced, the Film Independent fest will open with the world premiere of Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry while Sundance hit Brigsby Bear will act as the gala screening.

“Being able to bookend the festival with strong female leads was a deliberate choice,” said festival director Jennifer Cochis. “These women aren’t a love interest or a small plot point, they are driving the narratives of both our opening and closing night films.”

The L.A. Film Fest will run June 14-22, with screenings taking place at ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City as well as in Hollywood and Santa Monica.

Jennifer     April 03, 2017

It’s finally here! The first official teaser for ‘Ingrid Goes West‘ has just been unveiled – and the movie looks super intense. It seems Aubrey gives us yet another phenomenal performance as Ingrid Thorburn. The film, also starring Elizabeth Olsen, is set to be released on August 4th.

Jennifer     January 23, 2017

VARIETY – Neon has bought North American distribution rights to “Ingrid Goes West” out of the Sundance Film Festival, Variety has learned.

To nab the comedy-drama it beat out the likes of A24 and Netflix, both of which were in the hunt. The film is a satire of the digital age, chronicling the exploits of an unstable woman (Aubrey Plaza) with an obsessive streak. She follows Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a social media star, out to Los Angeles, after becoming fixated on her seemingly perfect life.

In addition to Plaza and Olsen, “Ingrid Goes West” stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen. It marks the feature film directorial debut of Matt Spicer.

Sundance marks a coming out party of sorts for Neon, the recently christened indie venture from former Radius-TWC chief Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League. The company is also using the festival to screen “Colossal,” a monster comedy with Anne Hathaway that it picked up out of the Toronto Film Festival.

The second snow storm in as many days is blanketing Sundance, but despite the chill, the acquisitions market at the festival is heating up. On Saturday, Variety broke the news that Amazon had landed the comedy “The Big Sick” in a blockbuster $12 million pact, and earlier Sunday, Sony Pictures Classics picked up rights to “Novitiate,” a religious drama.

CAA negotiated the deal for “Ingrid Goes West.” Star Thrower Entertainment and 141 Entertainment financed and produced the film. The producers include Jared Ian Goldman, Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, 141 Entertainment’s Adam and Robert Mirels, and Aubrey Plaza. Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced the picture.

Jennifer     January 21, 2017

Aubrey Plaza, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Matt Spicer, and Pom Klementieff of ‘Ingrid Goes West’ on its dark humor and social media glamour.