Scott Cooper’s ‘ANTLERS’ set to premiere as Beyond Fest 2021 closing party



Searchlight Pictures and Beyond Fest today announced the world premiere of Scott Cooper’s new horror thriller DRINK as the selection of the closing evening of October 11 of Beyond Fest 2021, presented in partnership with the American Cinematheque. The premiere will launch a series of events leading up to the film’s theatrical release on October 29, including a special “Fantastic Fest Presents” screening with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in San Francisco and Austin on October 11; the international premiere at the 54th Sitges International Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya) on October 13; Closing night of the 12th Annual Telluride Horror Show on October 17th; and a special Drive-In screening at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival on October 15. Additionally, Scott Cooper will be hosting a horror retrospective in collaboration with Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque this fall.


DRINK comes from the visionary world of famous director Scott Cooper (Mad heart; Hostiles), horror maestro Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth; Imitate; The backbone of the devil), David S. Goyer (Searchlight’s Tthe night house; Apple TV + Foundation), and J. Miles Dale (forthcoming from Searchlight Alley of nightmares). DRINK is written by C. Henry Chaisson (Servant) & Nick Antosca (The act) and Scott Cooper (Black Mass), based on the new The quiet boy by Nick Antosca. The film features a team of accomplished craftsmen, including cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister (The big Blue), Production designer Tim Grimes (Wrestler), editor Dylan Tichenor (brokeback mountain) and composer Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth). In addition to Russell (the upcoming Universal Elizabeth Banks thriller Cocaine bear) and Plemons (Netflix’s Jane Campion drama The power of the dog), DRINK presents Oscar nominee Graham Greene (Dance with the wolfs), Scott Haze (Jurassic World: Dominion), Rory Cochrane (Meet) and Oscar nominee Amy Madigan (Twice in a lifetime). Smoke signals director Chris Eyre served as a consultant on the film.

Summary for DRINK

In a remote Oregon town, a middle school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) fall out with her enigmatic student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with an ancestral creature legendary that came before it. them.

“I did DRINK as a common theatrical experience for moviegoers, ”said director and co-writer Scott Cooper. “I can’t think of a more appropriate series of screenings to launch our film in front of audiences all over the world – an audience that I hope shares an appreciation for horror films with a different perspective on our daily fears and our ancestral mythology. “

DRINK features intense scares, spectacular creature, gripping storytelling, accomplished performances and the thrilling vision of Scott Cooper at the helm, ”said Christian Parkes, Founder of Beyond Fest. “We know our audience will travel to the heart of the monster for this nifty nail biter. It is an honor for us and the American Cinematheque to welcome Scott again, as we have celebrated his genre films from Crazy Heart to Out of the Furnace over the years.

Beyond Fest, presented in partnership with American Cinematheque, celebrates its 9th year as one of the premier genre film festivals in the country. The closing night will take place at the American Legion Theater in Hollywood and feature a red carpet and interviews with Cooper and an additional cast to be announced. In Austin, Fantastic Fest will host a special screening of ANTLERS at the Alamo Drafthouse cinemas in Austin and San Francisco. Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and simply fantasy films from around the world. The Sitges Film Festival celebrates its 54th year as one of the world’s leading international film festivals, specializing in fantasy and horror films.

DRINK will screen as part of their 2021 lineup on October 13, marking the film’s international premiere. The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and largest horror film festival, returns for its 12th edition October 15-17. Each year, the festival draws the latest and greatest genre films from around the world and attendees from across the country for an incredible gathering of moviegoers to the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado. The drive-through screening of the 57th Chicago International Film Festival will feature a special recorded conversation between Scott Cooper and Guillermo del Toro on October 15.


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