Life After Beth

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm
  • Friday, October 10, 2014

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

In the spirit of Halloween, Filmworks presents the zombie rom-com “Life After Beth,” featuring young stars Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. The American independent film tells the story of Zach, a young man who tries to continue dating his girlfriend Beth after she comes back from the dead. Right before her sudden death by snakebite while on a hike, Zach tells Beth he wants to date other people. Later, he sees her resurrection as a chance to make things right. But after Beth starts punching walls, spewing expletives, gnawing on car upholstery, and — worst of all — eating people, Zach is forced to rethink his relationship decision. Filmmaker Jeff Baena, who co-wrote “I Heart Huckabees,” makes his directorial debut in a movie that Variety calls “charming, thoughtful, and laugh-out-loud funny.” Co-starring John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Anna Kendrick.

Director: Jeff Baena
USA (2014) • 89 minutes • Rated R

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Filmworks thanks Jewel FM 99.3, The Fresno Bee, Granville Homes, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"If you wanted to, you could see 'Life After Beth' as an allegory about people who love each other but can never connect. Or maybe it’s a warning to parents who turn a blind eye to children’s failings until the family self-destructs." — Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"For those wondering if there’s any fresh meat left to chew on in zombie cinema, relationship comedy 'Life After Beth' answers a resounding yes. Blending smart fantasy elements, broad comedy, tender romance, and an atypically slow-burning apocalypse, the directorial debut of Jeff Baena is charming, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny." — Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"If you wanted to, you could see 'Life After Beth' as an allegory about people who love each other but can never connect. Or maybe it’s a warning to parents who turn a blind eye to children’s failings until the family self-destructs." — Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"For those wondering if there’s any fresh meat left to chew on in zombie cinema, relationship comedy 'Life After Beth' answers a resounding yes. Blending smart fantasy elements, broad comedy, tender romance, and an atypically slow-burning apocalypse, the directorial debut of Jeff Baena is charming, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny." — Geoff Berkshire, Variety

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.