Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes Opener ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ To Make U.S. Premiere At The Overlook Film Festival

Jim Jarmusch’s zombie pic The Dead Don’t Die, which will open the Cannes Film Festival next month, is set to make its U.S. premiere at the Overlook Film Festival, which kicks off May 30 and continues through June 2 in New Orleans. The news was announced today when the horror-centric fest unveiled third festival lineup.

In addition to the 41 films, the fest will feature television presentations, immersive presentations, virtual reality, interactive events, and live performances. This includes their closing night film The Lodge, a sneak preview of the forthcoming Universal Pictures horror Ma starring Octavia Spencer and a screening of DC Universe’s new series Swamp Thing. Robert Rodriguez will also be on hand to hold an educational master class on independent filmmaking before presenting his latest micro-budget independent effort Red 11 and a special screening of the ’90s sci-fi horror The Faculty.

“We’re so proud to unleash this terrifying lineup on audiences. Horror is in such a vibrant place and these films offer an exciting showcase of what you can do within genre cinema”, said festival co-director Michael Lerman. Added co-director Landon Zakheim, “It’s a real pleasure to put a focus on our new home of New Orleans as well, between features and shorts from homegrown talent to the immersive selections which have become the festival’s signature stamp on bringing horror off the screen into new forms of storytelling”.

Opening Night Film

The Dead Don’t Die
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Tom Waits, RZA, Danny Glover

United States, 2019
Adam Driver and Bill Murray lead an all-star cast in indie maven Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, the story of the peaceful town of Centerville that finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Larry Fessenden

Cast: David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine
United States, 2019
Heralded genre-bender Larry Fessenden returns with his millennial take on the Frankenstein myth in which a PTSD-riddled field surgeon deep in the heart of Brooklyn decides to reconstruct an unsuspecting man out of spare body parts.