Posted by / On 28 January 2017   Articles / Ingrid Goes West

In Ingrid Goes West, which premiered at Sundance last week and sold in the $3 million range to new distributor Neon, Aubrey Plaza’s Ingrid obsessively models herself after Elizabeth Olsen’s Instagram celebrity Taylor Sloane, then moves across the country to befriend her. It’s a hell of a logline, and the movie delivers on its rich potential for discomfort, telling the tale of a woman so immersed in social media that she’s abandoned any concept of herself. While the film avoids taking any sort of moral position on its very contemporary subject matter, walking the tightrope between comedy and thriller, it provides plenty of opportunity for viewers to question their own relationships with social media. Vulture asked Plaza and Olsen their thoughts when we sat down with them in Park City, Utah.

I feel like this is a very generational movie.
Elizabeth Olsen: Yeah, but also there are adults who are connected to this. And when I say adults, I mean, like, grandmas and stuff. I think it’s anyone who participates [in social media]. So many people want to put up videos of their grandchild succeeding at something to just basically brag about their stupid grandchild.

Aubrey Plaza: These grandmas are out of control.

EO: And say, “My kid is better than your kid.” It’s the same kind of comparison thing.

Facebook is the frontier of the grandparents.
AP: I feel like a lot of grandparents are on that one.

EO: But whatever, it’s social media, it’s the same idea.
Continue Reading

Posted by / On 25 January 2017   Videos

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner came by Vulture’s Sundance Spot in Park City, Utah, to discuss their new film Wind River. When we asked them how shooting a film like that differed from the experience of shooting an Avengers movie, Olsen told us about her first day on set of Age of Ultron and how Jeremy Renner gave her a hand.

Posted by / On 23 January 2017   Ingrid Goes West

Neon has bought North American distribution rights to “Ingrid Goes West” out of the Sundance Film Festival, Variety has learned.

To nab the comedy-drama it beat out the likes of A24 and Netflix, both of whom were in the hunt. The film is a satire of the digital age, chronicling the exploits of an unstable woman (Aubrey Plaza) with an obsessive streak. She follows Taylor Sloane, a social media star, out to Los Angeles, after becoming fixated on his seemingly perfect life.

In addition to Plaza, “Ingrid Goes West” stars Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen. It marks the feature film directorial debut of Matt Spicer.

Sundance marks a coming out party of sorts for Neon, the recently christened indie venture from former Radius-TWC chief Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League. The company is also using the festival to screen “Colossal,” a monster comedy with Anne Hathaway that it picked up out of the Toronto Film Festival.

The second snow storm in as many days is blanketing Sundance, but despite the chill, the acquisitions market at the festival is heating up. On Saturday, Variety broke the news that Amazon had landed the comedy “The Big Sick” in a blockbuster $12 million pact, and earlier Sunday, Sony Pictures Classics picked up rights to “Novitiate,” a religious drama.”

CAA negotiated the deal for “Ingrid Goes West.”


Posted by / On 22 January 2017   Ingrid Goes West / Public Appearances / Studio Photoshoots / Wind River

The second day of Sundance Film Festival was once again, quite busy for Elizabeth. Not only she wrapped up Ingrid Goes West promotion at the festival but also began promoting Wind River, followed by its premiere last night. We’ve added photos to our gallery, and you can also watch videos bellow (and under the cut).

035.jpg 002.jpg 002.jpg 001.jpg
001.jpg 002.jpg 002.jpg 005.jpg

Continue Reading