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Beta Test at Cinema Art Theater

November 14, 2021

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 17, 2021

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The Beta Test is a darkly satirical thriller about a married man who becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder, and infidelity.

The picture of Hollywood success, LA talent agent Jordan (the film’s co-writer, co-director, and leading man Jim Cummings, Thunder Road) seems to have it all – the snazzy career, the Ken-doll good looks, the lovely woman (Virginia Newcomb, The Office, Walking Dead). When a purple envelope mysteriously appears in his mailbox inviting him to an anonymous tryst, the cracks in his carefully constructed façade of perfection begin to spread. Defenseless to resist, he indulges in a wild night of overwhelming passion, only to find his life slowly but surely coming undone in the aftermath. Increasingly embroiled in a web of deceit, Jordan falls ever deeper down a rabbit hole of suspicion and conspiracy, while desperately trying to keep up appearances. [2021, US, 94 min, Rated: NR]

Hope Madden of the Maddwolf pens, “It’s a deceptively layered performance at the center of a biting piece of social commentary.” Jordan King of Empire Magazine remarks, “Whilst occasionally breathless to the point of exhausting, there’s nothing second-rate about The Beta Test, a sharp satire on the film industry that really packs a punch.”

If you’re looking for a sharp, witty, thought-provoking thriller, you’ll do no better than The Beta Test, a whip-smart, pitch black comedy from the writing/directing team of Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe. This is the third film by the pair, and like their first two films, Thunder Road and The Wolf of Snow Hollow, this one also focuses on a man whose life isn’t just spinning out of control—it’s positively whirling out of orbit. Cummings stars as Jordan, a Los Angeles talent agency executive who, although he’s about to get married, makes a very bad decision—following through on an invitation to an anonymous sexual tryst in a Los Angeles hotel room. There’s mystery, there’s bloodshed, and there’s an inevitable reckoning up ahead, but Cummings and McCabe are after a lot more than cheap, fun thrills. The Beta Test skewers our society’s cult of personality, our 24-hour demand for new forms of stimulation, and, in general, the triumph of superficiality that’s identified specifically with Los Angeles here—but if we’re honest, we’ll recognize as a stain that’s spreading throughout our culture. There are plenty of dark laughs in The Beta Test, but they are laughs of nervous recognition. .



Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.


Location: Cinema Art Theater


  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Fri Nov 12 2:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Sat Nov 13 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Sun Nov 14 2:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Mon Nov 15 1:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater
Wed Nov 17 5:30 PM    Cinema Art Theater

posted with permission from Rehoboth Film Society website


Cinema Art Theater: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
17701 Dartmouth Dr
lewes, 19958 United States
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