Saturday, June 17, 2017

Janeane Bernstein spoke with Liz Rohrbaugh (Emmy Award Winner and documentary director of The Perfect Victim) June 19 about her latest film BECKS!

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Inspired by the life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, Becks is not just a lesbian love story, but a universal love story first and foremost that speaks to the broader human experiences of love, heartbreak, and finding one’s place in this world.

BECKS, follows an unambitious musician (Becks) who moves back home to St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her longtime girlfriend Lucy (Hayley Kiyoko). Once back home, she struggles to find a connection with her ultra-Catholic mother Ann (Christine Lahti), a former nun. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend's bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape with Elyse (Mena Suvari), the wife of Becks’ high school nemesis. The film is driven by an original soundtrack produced by veteran music producer Steve Salett and performed by Lena Hall.

The film was co-directed by Liz Rohrbaugh (Emmy Award Winner and documentary director of The Perfect Victim) and Daniel Powell (Emmy and Peabody winning co-creator and Executive Producer of Inside Amy Schumer) and written by both directors in collaboration with Peabody winner, four time Emmy nominee for Key and Peele and producer of FX’s Baskets, Rebecca Drysdale.

Tony winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall is currently starring in Lincoln Center’s How To Transcend a Happy Marriage to rave reviews. Previously she starred as both ‘Hedwig’ and ‘Yitzak’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Prior to that Lena starred as ‘Nicola’ in the Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots.

BAFTA nominated actress Mena Suvari, best know for her provocative role in the 5-time Oscar awarded film American Beauty recently wrapped on TV Land’s pilot American Woman starring opposite Alicia Silverstone. Her prolific career spans from being part of the blockbuster franchise American Pie to starring as the iconic "Back Dahlia” in the TV show American Horror Story.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Christine Lahti’s credits range from Sidney Lumet’s Running On Empty and Ed Zwick’s Leaving Normal to TV hit Chicago Hope. Lahti recently shot a lead role in Andrew Currie’s upcoming independent feature The Steps. She was last seen opposite Kristin Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld in Hateship Loveship.

Director: Liz Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell

Writers: Liz Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell & Rebecca DrysdaleCast: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti, Dan Fogler, Hayley Kiyoko, Rebecca Drysdale, Michael Zegen

Producers: Alex Bach, Liz Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard
Editor: Jim Isler
Music: Alyssa Robins and Steve Salett

Available Talent: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti

Filmmakers available: Liz Rohrbaugh, Daniel Powell, Rebecca Drysdale, Alex Bach and Alyssa Robins

BECKS SCREENINGS: World Premier - Thursday, June 15 at 8:40PM @ ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City

P&I Screening - Tuesday, June 20 at 12:15PM @ Culver Theater 12

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