"Innocence" to Fright Audiences at World Premiere at Austin Film Festival

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"Innocence," a psychological horror film from Director Hiliary Brougher based on the 2001 international best-selling novel of the same name by Jane Mendlesohn, has been accepted to the 2013 Austin Film Festival as part of the festival’s Dark Matters Features Competition.

The 2013 Austin Film Festival hosts the world premiere of "Innocence," a supernatural thriller set in a New York prep school that will be screening at the State Theatre on Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 PM and on Wednesday, October 30th at 9:30PM at the IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Haunted by nightmares about the death of her beloved mother who died in a Montauk surfing accident, 16-year-old Beckett (Sophie Curtis, "The English Teacher," 2013) and her father, novelist Miles (Linus Roache, "Batman Begins," 2005), move to Manhattan in an attempt to piece together their shattered lives. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton Preparatory School, Beckett’s psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students. Beckett falls in love with the handsome, caring Tobey (Graham Phillips, "Evan Almighty," 2007) as she discovers that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women including school nurse Pamela (Kelly Reilly, "Me and Orson Wells," 2008), psychiatrist Vera (Sarita Choudhury, "Lady in the Water," 2006) and Tobey’s mother, Natalie, (Stephanie March, "Law & Order SVU") who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins.

"Innocence" is a chilling allegory of the precarious state of the American teenager, and the film explore themes of loss, the human condition and a society torn between purity and narcissism.

What: 1 hour and 34 minute narrative feature "Innocence" (please contact to secure an advance screener).

Where: The State Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 and IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701.

When: Saturday, October 26th at 10:30PM and Wednesday, October 30th at 9:30 PM.

Who will be in attendance: Sophie Curtis (actress, Beckett) Mikal Evans (actress, Meredith), Jane Mendelsohn (Writer), Ron Curtis (Producer) and Declan Baldwin (Producer).

The trailer can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmbl_7VVYk.

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/innocencethemovie.

For stills from the feature, additional background on production, interview requests, screeners and more information, contact: Jennifer Sinski, lookthinkmake.

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