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Ari Aster, the director of the acclaimed horror films Midsommar and Hereditary, recently treated a group of unsuspecting moviegoers to a surprise screening of his latest short film, Beau Is Afraid.
The screening took place at the Metrograph Theater in New York City and was part of a larger event held by the theater in celebration of Aster’s work. Attendees were expecting to watch Midsommar, but were instead treated to a screening of the 25-minute short film, which is only available online.
Beau Is Afraid follows the story of a young boy named Beau who is struggling to come to terms with his past and find acceptance in the present. The film is shot entirely in black and white and is told through a combination of narration, animation, and live action.
Aster created the film as part of a larger project called “The Aster Collection,” which includes a number of short films, music videos, and other material created by the director.
The surprise screening of Beau Is Afraid was a hit with the audience, who applauded and cheered at the end of the movie. Aster also made an appearance after the screening, thanking the audience for their enthusiasm and answering questions about his latest work.
For fans of Aster’s work, the surprise screening of Beau Is Afraid was a unique opportunity to experience the director’s latest film in a theater setting. The screening was a testament to Aster’s creativity and ingenuity, and a reminder of the power of film to surprise and delight.