The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Ingrid Goes West Monday, Nov. 6. (NEON image)

Film tells of social media’s darker side

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Ingrid Goes West Monday, Nov. 6

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The Okanagan Screen Arts Society will screen Ingrid Goes West Monday, Nov. 6 at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The film stars Parks and Recreation’s grumpy Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen of The Avengers Scarlet Witch fame, in a comedy about obsession and stalking in the age of Instagram and Facebook.

Ingrid Goes West follows the exploits of Ingrid, played by Plaza, a slightly unhinged fan who moves to Los Angeles for the sole purpose of insinuating herself into the life of an Instagram celebrity (played by Olsen). As she begins a complete lifestyle makeover, she befriends the Instagram star and discovers that the seemingly idyllic life portrayed in social media has a darker, more unpredictable side.

The film was co-written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker, Matt Spicer, and won the 2017 Sundance Festival, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ingrid Goes West has been described by the Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus as movie that “delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.”

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society is a non-profit group committed to bringing independent, quality, genre-expanding films to Vernon with a goal of providing bursaries and grants to students working in the arts. Monday’s screening of Ingrid Goes West will feature a wine bar, live music from Les Copeland and a brief introduction from local filmmaker and star of the YouTube channel 52 at 52, Matt McDowell.

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