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AVENUE Attends a Movie Premiere. So #Blessed

by Kelly Laffey Photographed by Jared Siskin/PMC
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On Tuesday night, AVENUE went east, to Brooklyn, for the premiere of Ingrid Goes West.

The dark comedy, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, had its New York premiere at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. Co-produced by Plaza, the film follows an unhinged Ingrid (Plaza) as she moves to Los Angeles in an attempt to befriend social media star Taylor Sloane (Olsen). Already hospitalized once for stalking another social media star (Hagner), Ingrid takes her obsession to a new level as she tracks Sloane’s every move, using her Instagram to document Sloane’s interests and whereabouts. Armed with her research, she devises a plan to run into Sloan accidently-on-purpose, and the two begin a tortuously hilarious friendship.

The film takes social media obsession to a new level, and shows how easily the divide between what’s real and what’s fake is blurred online. Or, as one fan remarked at the after-party, “I think the movie hit a little too close to home for this crowd.”

This was the first premiere that Alamo Drafthouse hosted. Also in attendance were, from the film, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner; director/co-writer Matt Spicer; co-writer David Branson Smith; producers Jared Ian Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Tim White, Trevor White and Tom Quinn (Founder/CEO, Neon); as well as Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time), Paul Haggis, Samantha Mathis, Tavi Gevinson, Jon Glaser (Girls), Julia Goldani-Telles (The Affair), Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why), KK Glick (Odd Mom Out), Aaron Dean Eisenberg (The Deuce, Public Morals), Melissa Villasenor (SNL), Ethan Peck, Vikram Gandhi, Mariah Strongin, Sophie Auster, Chris Benz, Ashley Haas, Johannes Huebl, Kiera Chaplin, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jaime Cepero, Celine Rattray, Samantha Perelman, Daniel Benedict, Sam Shaffer & Kathryn Neale, Easter Sunday, Dale Moss, Sophie Sumner, Timo Weiland and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir.

It was a night to remember. #nofilter




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