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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

Jim Hosking

Weird Love Triangle

United States, United Kingdom, 108', vo ENG, sub FRA, 16 Year

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Aubrey Plaza

The film
Lulu Danger is on the brink of depression. Unhappy with her unsatisfying, passionless, and monotonous marriage, she works at a second-class restaurant managed by her husband, who is more interested in money than in his wife. When she hears a magician named Beverly Luff Linn will soon be stopping by a neighbourhood hotel for one of his shows, she decides to leave everything behind and set off on an adventure.

Two years after the NIFFF patrons barely survived the electric shock that was The Greasy Strangler, Jim Hosking cements his status as an unparalleled world-builder with his second film. Trading slimy humour for bizarre situation comedy, the director leverages the talent of actors well-suited to his distinctive style. With legendary dance numbers and grunting scenes, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn should effortlessly become the NIFFF 2018’s most cult film.

The director
A Sundance regular, Jim Hosking has made a ton of crazy commercials for MTV. His short film Renegades was shown in Sundance in 2010. He then took part in the ABCs of Death 2 (2014) anthology with his segment named G Is For Grandad. His impossibly bonkers universe conquers the whole planet with The Greasy Strangler, his first feature shown at the NIFFF 2016. His mannerisms and love for pastel colours make Jim Hosking a very odd version of Wes Anderson.