Remember summers before social media? Before every single one of your friends had better, prettier, more interesting lives than you did, and before they spent every single second reminding you of it online, enhanced with photoshop and accompanied by cute little captions? Neither do we, but we can do our best to replicate what it was like back in those halcyon days, when we all used to gather in air-conditioned theater and focused only on a single screen. Ah, those were the days.
So pry yourselves away from your devices, folks, and gather together, for we’re hosting an advance screening of director Matt Spicer’s new summer classic Ingrid Goes West, which you might remember if you ate any avocado toast at Boston Calling this past May.
We caught a screening of it back then, and we loved it so much — it’s the equivalent of a well-placed People’s Elbow to the “influencers” of the world, which became especially needed after the Fyre Festival disaster — that we just to had partner with Neon and Allied in order to share it with you.
When and where, you might ask? Well, it’ll be on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at AMC Boston Common on Tremont Street. It’s free, but you gotta RSVP via the link below. It’s #easy.
Here’s a synopsis from Neon about the film, and you can peep the trailer below: “Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives—with comically malicious results.”
Also keep it locked to #ingridgoeswest as we roll out content related to the film between now and the screening.