On Saturday, April 1st, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will host a screening of writer/director Ari Aster’s MIDSOMMAR Director’s Cut, his award-winning daytime nightmare, in honor of the upcoming release of his third feature film, BEAU IS AFRAID. Guests of the event at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will enjoy a live conversation with Ari Aster, with a livestream of the Q&A going out to Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. All of the screenings will also feature a sneak peek of BEAU IS AFRAID. Food and beverages sponsored by MW and A24 . Tickets are limited and can be purchased at https://drafthouse.com/event/livestream-q-a-midsommar-directors-cut-w-beau-is-afraid-preview.
“Ari Aster is one of our favorite filmmakers working today,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse co-founder and Executive Chairman. “His films are inventive, daring, and shocking in ways that stick with you, basically the kind of films we love most. We’re just as excited as our guests to get a sneak peek of BEAU IS AFRAID, and revisiting MIDSOMMAR while we do it is just the bloody, cult horror cherry on top.”
Described as Scandinavian folk horror, MIDSOMMAR originally released in 2019 and features an award-winning performance from Florence Pugh. Aster's latest film, BEAU IS AFRAID, stars Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Nathan Lane, Richard Kind, Amy Ryan, Patty LuPone, and Zoe Lister-Jones, and will debut in theaters Nationwide on April 21st, 2023.
Founded in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse has been heralded for unique programming events, great food and drinks, and high exhibition standards, earning accolades including “Best Theater Ever” by Time Magazine and “The Coolest Theater in the World” by Wired. A September 2018 Market Force Information survey of nearly 13,000 moviegoers across the country gave Alamo Drafthouse the #1 ranking for Favorite Movie Theater, Best Service, and all food and beverage-related categories.
Alamo Drafthouse provides a unique combination of theater and restaurant, showing first-run movies, independent films and special events with an extensive menu made from scratch. Guests order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie from inside the theater. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Instead of a barrage of advertising, Alamo Drafthouse shows a curated collection of rare and humorous clips themed to each feature.
Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse protects the theatrical experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting. Alamo Drafthouse’s “Don’t Talk” PSAs have frequently received national attention, and have featured former Texas Governor Ann Richards, Jeff Goldblum and a velociraptor, Georgie from IT, THE ROOM director and star Tommy Wiseau, and one very angry voicemail.