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Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat is coming to Melbourne

Maeby Fünke is coming our way for MIFF. 

Celebrated actor Alia Shawkat (best known for her role in the cult hit TV series Arrested Development) is heading to Australia for the Melbourne International Film Festival.

She'll be in town for the screening of Ethan Hawke-directed biopic Blaze, which features Shawkat in a starring role. 

Shawkat will also participate in a special 'In Conversation' event at the Comedy Theatre -- discussing her career to date and the process behind her multi-faceted approach to creativity. 

Moderated by author and broadcaster Lorin Clarke, Alia Shawkat in Conversation is your only chance to catch Shawkat Australia-wide. 

Alia Shawkat will appear in conversation at the Comedy Theatre on August 18. Tickets on sale now via the MIFF