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, 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.
Filmmaker Jim Hosking (The Greasy Strangler) makes his triumphant return to the Festival, bringing his innate gifts for outrageous absurdity to the romantic comedy genre while pushing the boundaries of storytelling into the wild unknown of outsider art. Cultivating a fine cast of comedic favorites thrown into places of great daring, and with a spirited sense of timing and unexpected emotion, Hosking and the contents of his fevered brain produce a kind of cinema like no other.
Sat. 1/20, 6:30 p.m., Ray, PC Sun. 1/21, 9:00 a.m., PC Library, PC Tue. 1/23, 11:30 p.m., Prospector, PC Fri. 1/26, 3:30 p.m., Ray, PC Sat. 1/27, 12:15 p.m., Grand, SLC
Jim premiered his short film Renegades at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. His first feature film, The Greasy Strangler, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards and best comedy at the Empire Magazine Film Awards. An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is his second feature film. Hosking also has Tropical Cop Tales in the Indie Episodic section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.