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Fantastic Fest 2013 (Sept 19th - 26th) today announced it's final wave of festival programming. The total slate for this year is shaping up to be one of the festivals best. I'm most excited that they also announced that the closing film will Terry Gilliam's new film The Zero Theorem. I caught the first ten minutes of Theorem at Comiccon and it looks intriguing. I can't wait to see the rest of it.






ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (USA,

2006)






Special Screening






Director - Jonathon Levine, 98

min






All the boys love

Mandy Lane and all the girls want to be her. There's at least one person,

though, that wants Mandy and her friends dead.






 






CHANTHALY (Lao People's Democratic

Republic, 2013)






North American

Premiere






Director - Mattie Do, 98

min






A sickly young

woman experiences visions of her dead mother. Is the apparition simply a side

effect of her daily medication, or her mother actually reaching out to her from

beyond the grave?






 






CONFESSION OF MURDER (Korea,

2012)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Jeong Byeong-Gil, 119

min






After the statute

of limitations expires on a series of high profile murders, a man writes a book

claiming to be the killer, setting off a firestorm of media attention as the

families of the dead and the cop in charge of the case hunt for

justice.






 






DETECTIVE DOWNS (Norway,

2013)






World Premiere






Director - Bård Breien, 90

min






What makes Robert a unique P.I. isn't

that he has Down Syndrome; it's that he uses empathy to solve his cases. And

empathy will come in handy as he investigates a complicated, conspiracy-laden

disappearance.






 






THE DIRTIES (Canada,

2013)






Regional Premiere






Director - Matt Johnson, 83

min






A pair of

cinema-obsessed high school geeks are caught up in an escalating cycle of

violence when the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.






 






ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (USA,

2013)






Regional Premiere






Director - Randall Moore, 90

min






A family vacation

at the happiest place on Earth devolves into a hellish nightmare.






 






THE FAKE (South Korea,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Sang-ho Yeon, 101

min






Yeun Sang-ho's

follow-up to THE KING OF PIGS tells the story of a brutal scumbag who tries to

expose a religious fraud.






 






FATAL (South Korea,

2013)






Texas Premiere






Director - Lee Don-ku, 103

min






A

Korean teen's desire to overcome a horrible crime committed as a youth turns

into violence in Lee Dong-ku's passionate and moving debut.






 






GATCHAMAN (Japan,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Touya Sato, 113

min






The classic anime

series - known variously as BATTLE OF THE PLANETS and G-FORCE - explodes on the

big screen with its first live action adaptation.






 






GREATFUL DEAD (Japan,

2013)






World Premiere






Director - Eiji Uchida, 97

min






A young female

peeping tom develops a fatal attraction to a virile old man.






 






JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (USA,

2013)






Texas Premiere






Director - Frank Pavich, 88

min






This is the story

of the greatest film never made: Alejandro Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank

Herbert's DUNE.






 






JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING

THE DEMONS (China, 2013)






North American

Premiere






Directors - Stephen Chow &

Chi-kin Kwok 110 min






One of the

undisputed Chinese masters of comedy, Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER; KUNG FU

HUSTLE) returns with an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters

vying for the same conquests.






 






LOVE ETERNAL (Ireland,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Brendan Muldowney, 94

min






When a young

shut-in is forced back out into the real world following the death of his

mother, he discovers he can find peace and love only amongst the

dead.






 






METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER 3D

(USA, 2013)






Regional Premiere






Director - Nimród Antal, 92

min






Director Nimrod Antal creates a

groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, combing a bold narrative and

spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most influential rock bands

in history.






 






MISS ZOMBIE (Japan,

2013)






North American

Premiere






Director - Hiroaki Tanaka, 85

min






Cult director Sabu

returns with his first original story in a decade! When a family has a zombie

unexpectedly delivered to their house, they decide to keep her as a domestic

servant.






 






MOEBIUS (South Korea,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Kim Ki-duk, 89

min






A transgressive

taboo-shattering psychodrama from Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk.






 






MONSOON SHOOTOUT (India,

2013)






North American

Premiere






Director - Amit Kumar, 88

min






When a rookie cop

corners a suspected murderer, he must make a choice with far-reaching effects in

this violent Indian thriller.






 






NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR (USA,

2013)






World Premiere






Director - Isaac Florentine, 95

min






Scott Adkins

returns as Casey Bowman, a Ninjitsu master out to avenge the death of his wife

in director Isaac Florentine's follow-up to his 2009 film NINJA.






 






RAGNAROK (Norway,

2013)






World Premiere






Director - Mikkel Brænne

Sandemose, 100 min






The ancient and

modern worlds collide in this rousing Norwegian action adventure.






 






RIGOR MORTIS (Hong Kong,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Juno Mak, 105

min






A former movie

star gets a battle he didn't bargain for when he moves into a haunted public

housing tenement inhabited by various degrees of the undead.






 






THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S

TEARS (France, Belgium, 2013)






U.S. Premiere






Directors - Bruno Forzani &

Hélène Cattet






A man finds

violence and sex at every turn as he searches his apartment building for his

missing wife in this stylish mystery from the directors of AMER.






 






WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (USA,

2013)






Texas Premiere






Director - Jim Mickle, 105

min






Director Jim Mickle paints a gripping

portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions

alive.






 






WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

(USA, 2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Simon Hawkins &

Zeke Hawkins, 91 min






Three fun-seeking

teenagers end up on the VERY wrong side of a bloodthirsty crew of rural

crimelords.






 






WOLF (The Netherlands,

2013)






U.S. Premiere






Director - Jim Taihuttu, 120

min






Freshly released

on parole and hailing from an immigrant family, Majid's only real assets are his

fists. He's inexorably drawn into the worlds of competitive fighting and

organized crime in this gritty crime thriller.






 






THE ZERO THEOREM (United Kingdom,

2013)






North American

Premiere






Director - Terry Gilliam, 107

min






An eccentric and reclusive computer

genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at

discovering the purpose of existence - or the lack thereof - once and for all.

However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is

able to understand his very reason for being. 






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