Jim Hosking

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

UK, USA 2018 * 108 MIN * K12

Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only”.

“With his previous feature, The Greasy Strangler, film-maker Jim Hosking set the bar of bizarreness very high. Now he has pole-vaulted over it. This is an entirely ridiculous shaggy-dog story, a comedy salted with strangeness and seasoned with surreality. —- In its deadpan quality and the affectless grotesquerie of its supporting cast, and also its main cast, there is arguably something of Wes Anderson or Todd Solondz —- It is very funny.”

- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Hosking presents a yearning small-town siren and smitten gun-toting thug who might come from a James M. Cainnovel or a Robert Mitchum film — but with the heat turned down, so these soft-boiled creatures aren’t rushing to doom, but dawdling to disappointment. —- Audiences willing to tune into Hosking’s off-kilter style will be moved by the ridiculous love stories and relish the hilarious eccentricity.”

- Kim Newman, Empire

“Since his 2016 debut The Greasy Strangler, [director Jim] Hosking has specialized in terrariums of kooks. His brain works methodically. He’s no sloppy absurdist throwing whatever at the screen to see what sticks. Instead, Hosking gives rhythm to the madness. —- In a Hosking film, every character — even the extras — is at once bizarrely unique and part of a clan. —- Hosking has a vision, and more often that not, it works. Strip away the madness and the script, co-written with David Wike, is a standard riff on oddballs-on-the-run flicks like True Romance. Except Beverly Luff Linn still doesn’t function like a film that believes in arcs. It takes the shape of a tightrope stunt.”

- Amy Nicholson, Variety

Director: JIM HOSKING
Screenplay: JIM HOSKING, DAVID WIKE
Cast: AUBREY PLAZA, JEMAINE CLEMENT, EMILE HIRSCH, CRAIG ROBINSON, MATT BERRY, MARIA BAMFORD, SKY ELOBAR
Production: SAM BISBEE, THEODORA DUNLAP, EMILY LEO, OLIVER ROSKILL, ANDREW STARKE, LUCAN TOH
Cinematography: NANU SEGAL
Music: ANDREW HUNG

Distribution: NIGHT VISIONS DISTRIBUTION


Saturday 6.4.2019

22:00 Screen 2: Vampyr 73 min
23:40 Screen 1: The House that Jack Built 153 min
02:30 Screen 2: Phenomena 116 min
04:40 Screen 1: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn 108 min


All films are in English or have English subtitles.

Single tickets: 8 €
4-ticket bundle: 24 €

Ticket sales at Cinema Tapio starting March 21st, also available at
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Restricted 18! (Vampyr is suitable for 12 years and over.)