When Jim Hosking’s debut feature, the queasy, disturbing and fascinating The Greasy Strangler, played at Monster Fest a couple years back, minds were summarily blown. Now the transgressive filmmaker is back with a bigger budget, a more notable cast, and a slot at this year’s Sydney Underground Film Festival for his new opus, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. What does it all portend? Let’s go to the synopsis…
“After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson).
“When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay (Sam Dissanayake), specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man—and events only become stranger from there.
“This is a story of love, theft, athletic swimming, and a magical magical event.”
…so yeah, that old chestnut.
The Sydney Underground Film Festival runs from September 13 – 16, 2018. Scope out the line up and buy your tickets here.