Michael Shannon Unravels a Murder Mystery in the SXSW World Premiere of ‘The Quarry’

The Quarry
Credit: photo by John-Carlo Monti via SXSW

From the novel by Damon Galgut comes the searing thriller, a tale of sin and redemption set in the wilds of Texas.

‘The Quarry’ is a tense and harrowing tale of sin and redemption, violence and grace, and the lengths to which men will go to outrun their evil deeds. A mysterious new minister (Shea Whigham) takes up residence at a rundown church in a desolate Texas town. Despite the growing suspicions of the townsfolk – the hardened local police chief (Michael Shannon), the drug-dealing brothers caught in the chief’s crosshairs (Bobby Soto and Alvaro Martinez), and the mournful woman who keeps up the church (Catalina Sandino Moreno) – the congregation grows. But how long can the minister keep his secrets safe and who can be forgiven when the truth comes to light? Based on the acclaimed novel by Damon Galgut.


‘The Quarry’ stars Shea Whigham (Take Shelter, “Boardwalk Empire”), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Showtime’s “The Affair,” Maria Full of Grace), Bobby Soto (A Better Life, Besties), Bruno Bichir (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Che: Part One) and Alvaro Martinez (“Animal Kingdom.”) The film was directed by Scott Teems (That Evening Sun) who co-wrote the film with Andrew Brotzman (Nor’easter).

The film is based on Damon Galgut’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

You can catch ‘The Quarry’ at its World Premiere at SXSW!

THE QUARRY – Screening Schedule
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:00 AM at Paramount Theatre (World Premiere)
Monday, March 16, 2020, 8:00 PM at Alamo Ritz 1
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2:15 PM at SXSW Film Theater