Her Smell

Opens Apr 23, 2019

April 23-25 Only!

Q&A after the Tuesday, April 23 screening with editor Robert Greene

In Alex Ross Perry's (Homebrewed: The Color Wheel) star-studded drama, Elisabeth Moss (Queen of Earth, The Handmaid's Tale, Us) takes center stage as Becky Something, a talented but self-destructive musician who seems determined to alienate everyone around her — even at the cost of her band's success. 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.

"What really elevates the film's darkness is its propensity to find light, redemption and communal love in the destructive throes of the music scene." (Christina Newland, Sight and Sound)

"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, New York Magazine/Vulture)