Closing Night Special Presentation: Ingrid Goes West
Young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). Winner of Sundance Film Festival 2017 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
CLOSING NIGHT SPECIAL PRESENTATION + PARTY
Give the month-long Festival a proper send-off with this special presentation at Pacific Place, followed by the Closing Night Party featuring tasty hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails at MOHAI.
Film Only: $14 | $12 Members
Film + Party: $40 | $35 Members
Includes admission to film, entry to the post-film party at MOHAI, and two drink tickets.
FILM: Pacific Place
PARTY: MOHAI (21+)
Sunday, June 11, 2017
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After a stint in a mental institution for going full psycho-bitch on a woman at a wedding she wasn't invited to, Ingrid begins to insta-stalk a new target. When Ingrid, naturally played by Aubrey Plaza's (The Little Hours), discovers that everyone's newest girl crush is Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen, Wind River), an insta-celeb socialite living the privileged life in Venice Beach, CA, she immediately moves to Los Angeles, and gives herself a Taylor-themed make-over: blonde hair-designer clothes, and a diet of avocado toast and kale samosas. When the two inevitably cross paths, when Ingrid dog-naps Taylor's dog and then plays hero-they become fast friends. The only person in Ingrid's way, Taylor's brother Nicky (Billy Magnussen, Into the Woods), whose crazed, drug addled-personality somehow sees straight through Ingrid's particular brand of crazy. Rounding out the cast of this brilliant satirical comedy with O'Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton) as Ingrid's foolish, Batman obsessed roommate/invisible boyfriend and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!) as Taylor's "successful" artist boyfriend, writer/director Matt Spicer and co-writer David Branson Smith create a playful critique on our obsession with emojis, online gurus, and finding our personal brand. In a technologically dominated world, Ingrid Goes West is a reminder that perhaps we need more in our lives than likes and follows.
Matt Spicer studied filmmaking at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. His first script, "The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things" (co-written by Max Winkler), landed on the Black List and was optioned by Fox Searchlight. His short film It's Not You It's Me (starring Gillian Jacobs) premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Most recently, Spicer co-wrote and produced Flower, a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, and Kathryn Hahn.
- Director: Matt Spicer
- Principal Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen
- Premiere Status: Seattle
- Country: USA
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 97 minutes
- Producer: Jared Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White
- Screenplay: Matt Spicer, David Branson Smith
- Cinematographers: Bryce Fortner
- Editors: Jack Price
- Music: Jonathan Sadoff, Nick Thorburn
- Website: Official Film Website
- Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2017 (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic)
- Filmography: Debut Feature Film
- Language: English
- Format: DCP
- US Distributor: NEON
- International Sales: CAA