Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monae) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before itas too late. ANTEBELLUM is a terrifying new thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films GET OUT and US, and groundbreaking directors Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz (Bush+Renz) - an exciting new voice in filmmaking.

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A harrowing, thought-provoking tale featuring a dynamic performance by Janelle Monáe. The producer of GET OUT and US alongside new filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz present a disturbing and horrifying film where nightmare meets reality. This one stays with you. AMC Artisan Films brings a curated gallery of the finest movies to AMC.

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  • Jena MaloneActor

    Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster, herself a former child actress and who has co-starred with Malone in two movies. Jena is often described as having a maturity beyond her years and, in her career thus far, she has often tackled roles that are difficult and are not standard fare for actors her age. Malone's first claim to fame was in performing the title role in Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) for which she won the Young Artist Award, and which she filmed when she was merely ten years old. This movie dealt with issues of child abuse, violence and sex. Jena has said in later interviews that this movie and her participation in it continue to influence her life substantially. Showing self-assurance and a clear vision of personal goals from an early age, Jena, at age 14, was encouraged to try out for Air Force One (1997), a movie that was virtually guaranteed to be a success since box-office king Harrison Ford was cast in the lead, but Jena said she'd prefer to seek other roles that were of more interest to her. In the following years, Malone appeared in several made-for-TV movies for which she won or was nominated for many awards. In 1997, she lucked in to being cast in the blockbuster Contact (1997) where she portrayed the child version of Jodie Foster's lead character. Foster stated that she built her character by mimicking Jena. And, in 1998, Jena was cast in the major film Stepmom (1998) where she co-starred with Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris. Jena was given what was likely the best line in that movie where her character, bitter over her parents' divorce, confronts her father who has returned home briefly; at a moment of crisis, her dad tells her "You do NOT run out on your mother", and the rueful Malone exclaims "No -- that's YOUR job". Also, in 1998, Malone appeared in a two-part episode of the critically acclaimed TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Contrary to what might usually be expected of a teenage actress, in this episode, Jena played the complex role of the perpetrator of a crime, which she portrayed with subtlety. At age 15, Jena was legally emancipated and thus took direct control of her finances and her career. Malone began getting more attention and acclaim in her next set of films: the artistic cult film Donnie Darko (2001); the teenage journey The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) where she again co-starred with Jodie Foster; and the satirical Saved! (2004) which debuted Jena as the lead in a movie. Jena has expressed an interest in directing some day, and so she is preparing for roles behind the camera as well as in front. In 2002, she co-produced American Girl (2002) while also starring in it. And, in 2003, she undertook a formal study of photography. In early 2006, Malone debuted on the Broadway stage in the play "Doubt". A review by Broadway.com characterized her performance as "astonishing". Many people in Hollywood have jobs as actors. Watch for Jena Malone. She is an artist.
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  • Janelle MonaeActor

  • Kiersey ClemonsActor

    A talent on the rise, actress and musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen. It had been announced that Clemons would be playing Iris West in the Warner Bros film The Flash alongside Ezra Miller, but the project has been put on indefinite hold, with little chance of it going forward. She filmed a cameo in Justice League, alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, which was cut in editing. Additionally, Clemons appeared in Amazon's The Only Living Boy in New York, opposite Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale, directed by Marc Webb. Clemons also starred in Sony's remake of the 1990 thriller Flatliners, which was released on September 29th, 2017. The film was directed by Niels Arden Oplev and co-stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev and Kiefer Sutherland. The film is about medical students who experiment on near death experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. She also co-starred in Nicholas Stoller's sequel, Universal Pictures' Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising as Beth opposite Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Chloe Grace Moretz. She can also be seen in the Netflix original series "Easy," an anthology about modern relationships. Kiersey appears in episode 2, "Vegan Cinderella." Clemons is best known for her breakout role in on the big screen in Dope [Open Road Films] which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Clemons was scene-stealer Diggy, a tough lesbian high schooler with a colorful imagination who gets caught up in a plan to unload a big stash of drugs. Produced by Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions and Pharrell Williams. The film won the African-American Film Critics Association award for Best Screenplay and was nominated at multiple festivals including Cannes and the Deauville American Film Festival. In 2016 Dope was nominated for three NAACP Image Awards including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture. Aside from her work in film, Clemons is also making her mark in television having been seen recurring as Bianca on the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning Amazon series "Transparent." Additionally, the show was nominated at both The People's' Choice Awards and SAG Awards for Favorite Streaming Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, respectively. Other recent TV credits include Steven Spielberg's "Extant" [CBS] alongside Halle Berry and Fox's "New Girl." In addition to acting, Clemons is also a musician. She has collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer/artist Pharrell Williams on multiple tracks, and her vocals can be heard in a handful of projects including Dope and "Transparent." In September 2015, she appeared in Lady Gaga's music video "Til it Happens to You," directed by Catherine Hardwicke. The Emmy winning song was written exclusively for "The Hunting Ground," a 2015 documentary about the college campus rape epidemic. Born in Pensacola, Florida, Clemons and her family settled in Redondo Beach, California when she was 12 years old. She was immersed in creativity throughout her childhood, taking vocal lessons, modeling and participating in local theater. By 16-years-old she yearned for a bigger platform, and reached out to an agency seeking representation. They immediately signed her, and soon after she landed her first TV gig, a guest star role on the hit Disney Channel Original series, "Shake it Up!" Proving herself to the network, she eventually became a recurring character, "Kira Starr," on "Austin & Ally" and starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Cloud 9 as Skye Sailor.
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  • GABOUREY SIDIBEActor

    Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver. Her mother is African-American and her father is Senegalese. Her parents split when she was a youngster and Gabby grew up in Harlem. Though she was cast in school plays as a child, Sidibe had no interest in acting. She had witnessed her mother's financial struggles as a street singer and wanted the security that an education and a desk job would give her. After attending local colleges, Gabby pursued a degree in psychology at Mercy College. She was in the middle of preparing for an exam when a friend phoned her about an audition for the newest effort from Lee Daniels, Precious (2009). Instead of attending class, she ended up being cast in the title role as Claireece "Precious" Jones, a taciturn, sixteen year-old who is pregnant for the second time after being raped by her father and is also on the receiving end of constant physical abuse by her mother. As grim as the subject matter is, Precious (2009) has become critical success and a source of inspiration for many. While her co-stars, Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey have both received a great deal of critical attention, it is Gabby who is the revelation as Precious, a character whose personality is quite different from her own. Anyone expecting a damaged young woman with no self-esteem is in for a shock after meeting the charming Sidibe. She hopes that her success in the film will motivate others to chase their dreams. Precious (2009) has opened other doors for Sidibe. She has also completed shooting Yelling to the Sky (2011), a project from the Sundance Lab that also stars Zoë Kravitz and has other projects in the works.
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  • Jack HustonActor

    Jack Huston was born on December 7, 1982 in London, England as Jack Alexander Huston. He is an actor, known for Kill Your Darlings (2013), American Hustle (2013) and Ben-Hur (2016).
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  • CHRISTOPHER RENZDirector