Friday, April 12, 7:00 PM
Director: Alex Ross Perry, Narrative, USA, 135 min.
Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a ’90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something She. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom. When Becky’s chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
“In a climate in which more and more creators are compelled to discuss and depict disordered states onscreen, Her Smell is a rare project that feels holistic enough to actually capture such a state, not just refract it through an audacious formal exercise.” “Some may not have the stomach for it, and yet Moss’s oscillating, energy-devouring performance and the real-time composition of Perry’s scenes make it almost impossible to look away”. -Emily Yoshida, Vulture
“As a ranting, drug-addled mess, Moss is magnetic, drawing your eye to her every move in an Oscar-worthy performance”. -Jourdain Searles, Bitchmedia