|
|
Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
by Garon Cockrell
Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest 2013 Announces its First Wave of Film Programming!
email print
About this blog
By Garon Cockrell
Recent Posts
July 11, 2014 5:10 p.m.
July 11, 2014 11:10 a.m.
July 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.
July 10, 2014 5:10 p.m.
July 10, 2014 5:10 p.m.
July 24, 2013 5:16 p.m.

By Adam Ruhl













Fantastic Fest announced the festival's initial lineup of incredible genre films. Fantastic

Fest will take place September 19-26 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse

Lakeline. Fan Badges are still available.










See below for the

initial lineup of films at this year's festival. Stay tuned for more programming

announcements in the near future.   






 






BIG

BAD WOLVES (Israel, 2013)






Texas

Premiere






Director-

Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales, 110 mins






The

directing team behind the 2010 cult smash RABIES return to Fantastic Fest with

one of the best genre films of 2013.
   






  






BORGMAN

(The Netherlands, 2013)






North

American Premiere






Director

- Alex van Warmerdam, 113 mins






Something

wicked this way comes in the form of the ordinary, the polite and the normal as

a drifter and his followers invade the home of a bourgeois family.
  






 






CHEAP

THRILLS (United States, 2013)






Regional

Premiere






Director

- E.L. Katz, 85 mins






A

recently fired father facing eviction is paid to take on an escalating series of

insane challenges from a rich couple with a twisted sense of humor.






 






COMMANDO - A

ONE MAN ARMY (India, 2013)






US

Premiere






Director-

Dilip Ghosh, 120min






Singing! Dancing!

Extreme violence and goofy one-liners from Bollywood's answer to Tony Jaa and

Marko Zaror! If Cannon Films were to relocate to India, COMMANDO would be the

result!






 






EEGA

(India, 2012)






Austin

Premiere






Director

- SriSaila Sri Rajamouli, 107 mins






A

murdered man reincarnates as a fly to wreak vengeance on the villain who took

his life and his lover. EEGA is an inventive, insane take on a revenge story

unlike anything you've seen before.






 






HALLEY

(Mexico/The Netherlands, 2013)






Texas

Premiere






Director

- Sebastian Hofmann, 83 mins






Though Beto's

life may technically be over, he allows himself to experience it one last time

before his body completely falls apart in this unique and contemplative horror

film.  






 






KID'S

POLICE (Japan, 2013)






North

American Premiere






Director

- Yuichi FUKUDA, 100 mins






When evil

criminal organization Red Venus strikes, there's only one team of highly

specialized cops who can help. Unfortunately, they've been dosed with anti-aging

gas that has turned them all into children.   






  






LFO

(Sweden/Denmark, 2013)






World

Premiere






Director

- Antonio Tublen, 94 mins






A solitary man

discovers audio frequencies that open the human mind wide to hypnotic suggestion

and, ultimately, his total control in this slyly deadpan dark comedy from

Sweden.






 






MAN OF TAI CHI

(United States, 2013)






US

Premiere






Director

- Keanu Reeves, 105 mins






Keanu Reeves

stars in and directs this epic tale about a young martial artist who must

compete in an underground fight club to protect his way of life. As the fights

intensify so does his will to survive.






 






NARCO

CULTURA (United States, 2013)






Texas

Premiere






Director

- Shaul Schwarz, 103 mins






NARCO

CULTURA is a graphically disturbing documentary that examines the parallels

between the Mexican drug war and the increasingly popular musical style of

narcocorridos (drug ballads).






 






NIGHTBREED

- THE CABAL CUT (United Kingdom, 2012)






Texas

Premiere






Directors

- Russell Cherrington, 144 mins






NIGHTBREED:

THE CABAL CUT is a new director's cut of Clive Barker's horror classic that

places the film in an entirely different light.






 






NORTHWEST

(Denmark, 2013)






Regional

Premiere






Director

- Michael Noer, 91 mins






A

teen hoodlum in Copenhagen becomes entangled in the criminal

underworld
   






  






NOTHING BAD

CAN HAPPEN (Germany, 2013)






North American

Premiere






Director

- Katrin Gebbe, 110 mins






Tore,

a member of the counter-culture Christian movement Jesus Freaks, is befriended

and taken in by a family who play an increasingly cruel, violent game and push

his capacity to love to its limits.
   






  






ON THE JOB

(Philippines, 2013)






US

Premiere






Director

- Erik Matti, 200 min






Corruption

abounds in this stylish, Cannes-selected, ripped-from-the-headlines story of

prisoners released on a day pass to work as killers. The cops must bring them

in, never knowing how far the corruption spreads and who they can trust.   







  






RESURRECTION

OF A BASTARD, THE (The Netherlands, 2013)






Regional

Premiere






Director

- Guido van Driel, 89 mins






Adapted from his

own graphic novel by first time writer-director Guido van Driel, RESURRECTION OF

A BASTARD tells the darkly funny, Coen-esque tale of a career thug caught in an

existential crisis.   






  






SHE

WOLF  (Argentina, 2013)






North American

Premiere






Director

- Tamae Garateguy, 92 mins






A sexual predator

roams the streets and trains of Buenos Aires, a beautiful woman who uses sex to

lure in her victims. A potent, punk rock spin on Euro-sleaze influences in this

raw, erotic thriller.   






  






VIC + FLO SAW

A BEAR  (Canada, 2013)






US

Premiere






Director

- Denis Côté, 95 mins






An

ex-con named Vic and her lover Flo retreat to a sugar shack in a small Quebec

town to start anew. Their attempt to live a normal life slowly and disastrously

unravels.






Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National