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Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2021
West Coast Premiere. Intro and Q&A with filmmaker Jim Cummings.
This screening is free courtesy of our sponsors. Ticket RSVP will be available 9am the day of the event on this page. There will be a standby line. This is a vaccinated-only screening.
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Jim Cummings continues to cement his reputation as a true powerhouse of independent cinema, landing an incredible one-two punch following up last year’s brilliant THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW with a biting satire that packs in some of the best thrills any horror film can offer this or any year!
When Hollywood agent Jordan Hines receives a mysterious envelope inviting him to an anonymous sexual encounter on the eve of his marriage, his life is thrown into chaos. On one hand his curiosity is incredibly piqued and on the other, warning bells resonate – a true cross-roads of sorts. Meanwhile, mysterious murders plague Los Angeles and Hollywood seems to be collapsing.
Sharing writing and directing duties with PJ McCabe, the duo construct a paranoid world of violence that very much mirrors the worst of Hollywood we’ve all read about, but with a sinister and humorous edge that shows a wry intelligence often lacking in mainstream cinema.
THE BETA TEST has been wowing audiences across the world since its debut at Berlin earlier this year and we are incredibly delighted to share this tale of excess, violence, and deception with the audience it was created for – an unmissable experience. – Evrim Ersoy
DISTRIBUTOR: IFC Films