Life After Beth
U.S. Dramatic


2014, 91 minutes, color, U.S.A.

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to experience all the things he regretted not doing when she was alive. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite the way he remembered her, and before long, Zach’s world takes a turn for the worse.

Imitating what Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster, writer/director Jeff Baena assembles disparate parts of his film into a new whole and jolts fresh life into it. By fusing elements of a young love story and a zombie movie, he concocts a wickedly funny and shockingly poignant film. With its killer soundtrack and all-star cast, including Aubrey Plaza, whose distinctive delivery has never been used to greater effect, and Dane DeHaan, who perfectly embodies the suffering of a young man with a broken heart and a rotting girlfriend, Life After Beth will leave you dying to see it again.

Director: Jeff Baena

Screenwriter: Jeff Baena

Producers: Liz Destro, Michael Zakin

Executive Producers: Kim Leadford, Tim Nye, Charles Bonan

Cinematographer: Jay Hunter

Editor: Colin Patton

Production Designer: Michael Grasley

Costume Designer: Negar Ali

Principal Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser

About the Director

Jeff Baena is a writer and director currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up on a cul-de-sac in Miami, Florida, and studied film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Baena cowrote David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees, released by Fox Searchlight. Life After Beth is his first feature film as director.


1/19/2014 2:30 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/20/2014 9:00 pm
Tower Theatre, SLC
1/21/2014 3:00 pm
Sundance Resort Screening Room, Sundance Resort
1/22/2014 11:45 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/23/2014 12:15 pm
Eccles Theatre, Park City
1/24/2014 1:00 pm
Redstone Cinema 2, Park City