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Duck Butter + Q&A with Alia Shawkat

A one-off screening of Shawkat's new film about a sex marathon, then a conversation with the star herself.
By Kat Hayes
August 15, 2018
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Duck Butter + Q&A with Alia Shawkat

A one-off screening of Shawkat's new film about a sex marathon, then a conversation with the star herself.
By Kat Hayes
August 15, 2018
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Alia Shawkat, star of Arrested Development, Search Party and this year's indie flicks Duck Butter and Blaze, is in town already, here for a MIFF Talks: In Conversation event taking place this Saturday at The Comedy Theatre.

She's also put her hand up again for another one-off MIFF event: a screening of film Duck Butter, which Shawkat both appears in and co-wrote. The premise of the film is a 24-hour sex marathon undertaken by Shawkat's character, Naima, and Sergio (Laia Costa). The two meeting at a bar and heading home together, they decide to wield an experiment – having sex every hour on the hour for a whole day.

"Bruising" and "sweaty" are two words that have been used to describe Duck Butter and though it does make you tired just thinking about it, Shawkat took home the Tribeca Best Actress (US Narrative Feature) award for her role. She'll present the film at the screening as well as hosting a Q&A after it screens. We're sure there'll be some pearlers revealed, and not just about the film — she's been popping up everywhere from Broad City to Whip It as well as the Ethan Hawke-directed Blaze.

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