Becks (Closing Night Film & Party)
New York City Premiere
Best U.S. Fiction Award, Los Angeles Film Festival 2017
Ticket includes film and entrance to the Closing Night Party at Plunge Rooftop Lounge at the Gansevoort Meatpacking, hosted in partnership with Stoli.
Dir: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell, US, 2017, 91 mins
Following a NYC to LA cross country move that ends in a breakup, singer-songwriter Becks (Lena Hall, a Tony Winner for Hedwig and the Angry Inch) returns to her Midwestern hometown, reluctantly moving back in with her mom. The time-warp sensation of being back in her childhood home is interrupted by an unexpected whirlwind affair with self-proclaimed “lonely housewife” Elyse (tenderly played with exceeding warmth by Mena Suvari) who finds inspired new life through the guitar lessons and generous spirit Becks provides.
This electrifyingly effusive film from co-directors Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh features strong supporting turns by Dan Fogler as her old classmate-turned-drinking-buddy, and Christine Lahti as Becks’ former nun mother who is still coming to terms with her daughter’s homosexuality. But it’s Lena Hall, who contributed original songs to the film and delivers a beautifully assured, live-in performance that makes BECKS really sing.
The screening will be followed by a special live acoustic performance by Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Lena Hall, the star of BECKS.
Writer: Daniel Powell, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Cast: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti, Dan Fogler Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow