RIAN JOHNSON'S "KNIVES OUT"
FANTASTIC FEST 201S CLOSED, and special programming that focuses on Mexican cinema
and LGBTQ + id in genre films.
AUSTIN, TX – August 20, 2019 – Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its second wave of programming, led by a closing night program for writer-director Rian Johnson's hottest new Lionsgate and MRC thriller KNIVES OUT. A tribute to Agatha Christie's work, KNIVES OUT stars Daniel Craig as the unlucky seeker of Benoit Blanc, was despatched to research the demise of a famous crime writer based mostly on Christopher Plummer's play. KNIVES OUT is the final night time of Fantastic Fest 2019, with Johnson attending a particular screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in South Lamar, Austin, TX on Thursday, September 26.
“Rian Johnson is a constantly exciting and brilliant director whose work has fascinated him. Fantastic Fest audience for the last 15 years, ”stated Evrim Ersoy, Artistic Director of Fantastic Fest. "The opportunity to close the festival with his unique and ingenious murder mystery was too good an offer to get rid of!"
Cannes Palme d & # 39; Or winner PARASITE additionally performs with this yr's Fantastic Fest director Bong Joon-ho (SNOWPIERCER). , OKJA). Having gained worldwide reputation all over the world, PARASITE is a darkish cartoon of two very totally different households who reside inexplicably to each other.
Mexican Genre Movie Pageant
Fantastic Fest this yr celebrates rich and various history. A genre from Mexico featuring a trio of not often seen exhibits programmed with Mexico City's Mórbido Film Fest. DR. M (MISTERIOS DE ULTRATUMBA), two docs are making an unhealthy effort to seek out what’s after life; MONSTER'S SHIP (LA NAVE DE LOS MONSTRUOS), two extraterrestrial voyages across the universe, accumulating specimen species to repopulate their planet, resulting in probably the most forested spacecraft of all types, singing from cowboys to princes of Mars and different worldly creatures like Lorez; and lastly, TRAMPA INFERNAL (aka HELL & # 39; S TRAP) sees a bunch of teenagers go after the bear simply to seek out themselves terrorized in a crazy Vietnamese vet mannequin mask and Freddy Krueger glove combining the most effective of slasher custom with unimaginable visible and elegance! As part of this system, there will even be a dedicated brief-time period program that explores future younger Mexican filmmakers and can be announced later.
Abraham Castillo Flores, Programming Supervisor at Mórbido Movie Fest, provides a lecture entitled "Mórbido Crypt Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Movies," a lecture with the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Research, founded by filmmaker / programmer / producer Kier-La. The sidebar can also be supported by Cine Las Americas, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the Consulate Common of Mexico in Austin, Fundación Televisa, Alameda Films and Grupo Galindo.
Flores says: “As Mórbido continues his main position in selling Mexican fantasy and horror movies around the globe, we are proud to companion with Fantastic Fest to spotlight three unique films that symbolize strange moments in our complicated national film history. "
LGBTQ + Programming
Fantastic Fest exhibits full (rainbow)) colors on the sidebar for LGBTQ + efficiency in genre films, including the US premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, a documentary that focuses on the journey that Mark Patton's life took from an actor to an activist after starring in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY & # 39; S REVENGE, in addition to the actors involved on this actor's rep screening. There can be a very special presentation from Norman J. Warren's PREY (1977), which focuses on the breakup of a relationship amidst a really real alien menace. The sidebar wraps up within the screening of the LYLE actor, with director Stewart Thorndike, during which her mom's unhappiness turns to depressing paranoia when she suspects her neighbors are part of a satanic cult.
"Two unshakable pieces of My Identity – my quirkiness and my horror – combine in fascinating and unexpected ways during movie history," says Brian Kelley, a programmer at Fantastic Fest. "I can't think of a better group of people to explore and celebrate the crazy, often bold, and often challenging movies that make up the queer-horror universe than my Fantastic Fest family."
Fantastic Fest LGBTQ + Sidebar. is proudly sponsored by Shudder, and co-companions aGLIFF and OUTsider, the Horror Queers podcast, and hosted by the horror-titans Peaches Christ and Louisianna Purchase, who, together with Die Felician, are killing epic BYOW (Convey Your Own Wig) at Highball.
Witchcraft arrives at Fantastic Fest and brings with it titles that promise the general public all of the forbidden points of interest that can’t be coated in the course of the day. In Joe Begos' VFW premiere, a gaggle of veterans have been killed in a show towards a gaggle of mite mutants who had died once they have been killed. Additionally from Begos is BLISS, the place the artistic mental block threatens to direct the artist to uncontrolled blood vapor on a special 35mm display. Seth Ickerman expands on the distinctive vision of the neon sci-fi universe, first launched in his amazingly brief TURBO KILLER collection, and once once more joins synthesizer host Carpenter Brut on the premiere of BLOOD MACHINES in North America. And Richard Stanley recruits Nicolas Cage to research the secrets and techniques of COLOR OUT OF SPACE within the adaptation of the Lovecraft tune within the US premiere title.
The scientific literature and visions of the longer term are represented at the pageant by trio titles, which result in the totality of all fears. Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson return to the pageant for his or her US premiere of their latest SYNCHRONIC, starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics in a battle towards a brand new designer drug. Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are a couple who’ve to vary their dream destination to seek out only a snare in VIVARIUM by Lorcan Finnegan in Cannes. And in a small city in the New Mexico area of the 1950s, a mysterious radio sign sends a pair of youngsters on an fascinating journey to seek out the source for director Andrew Patterson's masterful debut NIGHT FOUR.
The film itself is explored at Fantastic Fest. with a documentary that focuses wildly on many subjects. Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet's PHIL TIPPETT – MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS extensively analysis the good genius of visual results in films similar to ROBOCOP, STAR WARS and JURASSIC PARK, whereas IRON FISTS and KUNG FU KICKS research the history of kung fu movie in the 1960s in Hong Kong 42nd Road and past with specialists, historians, kung fu stars and more! Prior to the pageant, Alamo Drafthouse will host a collection to organize for exhibits referred to as Fists of Iron, Wheels of Metal, the place Texas DJs will reside score some of probably the most beloved Kung Fu classics akin to MASTER OF FLYING GUILLOTINE DJ, Jester, Filipino Fist, POLITICAL OFFER more!
The world is explored with the help of a genre lens in movies that target current subjects. In Karl Markovics' NOBADI premiere, an unlikely friendship between an previous German man and a migrant worker exhibits them the actual horror of their existence, whereas in the US, THE PLATFORM, society makes use of a totally new and unique punishment for criminals. and people in want. In ABOU LEILA, two males are looking for a depressing terrorist leader in an attempt to hide from the bloodstains of their souls, and in the US, on the premiere of THE ANTENNA by Orçun Behram, Turkish tv broadcast by the gloomy authorities destroys all the things that is touched. 19659003] International, quirky and beautiful style movies return with a variety of titles that refuse to be categorized. In Martin Krejčí's WOLFBOY'S REAL Adventures website, an uncommon younger man continues his quest for an inventory of eccentric characters in a film that blends one of the best of fairy tales and Czech magical realism. Discovering a camcorder at VHYES leads a 12-year-previous boy to create a singular time capsule. In PATRICK, a younger man goes to nice lengths to seek out his missing hammer in his father's nudist colony. Lastly, within the BUTT BOY collection, the man discovers that he has a special fetish in routine prostate analysis.
More FF students return to the pageant with new and fascinating titles. Mickey Reece makes use of the cold backdrop of the New England winter to explore a very strange homecoming in a tremendous hunter climate. Severin Fialassa and Veronika Franz THE LODGE, peering relationship between the 2 youngsters and their mom kirenee aspect of the border of the murder, when the trio is trapped within the cabin. And Mattie Do explores the facility of errors, decisions, and consequences for the beautiful and unique Lao science fiction research LONG WALK.
Horror / suspense names are highlighted in pink.
SECOND Wave Film Line Under:
Algeria, France, Qatar, 2019
North American Premiere, 139 min
. Director – Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
Within the midst of the Algerian Civil Struggle, Lotfi goes into the desert together with his lifelong pal, S., who hopes to seek out and kill the severely damaging terrorist Abou Leila.
ANTENNA  Turkey, 2019
US Premiere, 115 min
Director – Orçun Behram
In an unnamed metropolis in Turkey, condominium dwellers are waiting for the installation of their new antenna by central government. . Nobody can prepare them for the assault, which can be released.
software program screening, 82 min
Director – Fernando Méndez Two
docs are doing on behalf of the science of the contract: Which one dies first, the second half will return to share secrets. This agreement doesn’t end properly.
Texas Premiere, 80 min
Director – Joe Begos
When making an attempt to complete his latest portray, a starving artist faces a shortage. spirals of inspiration out of control in mild of blood-soaked, drug-used glory.
France, USA, 2019
North American Premiere, 50 min
Director – Seth Ickerman
. The wild sequel to Carpenter Brut's music video "Turbo Killer" takes you on a galactic hunter's turbulent psychedelic adventure that tracks the spaceship's soul-killer synthwave soundtrack.
World Premiere, 100 min
Director – Tyler Cornack
Current – Director Tyler Cornack
Writer / Director / Comic Tyler BOY For Chip, a middle-aged man whose first prostate gland suppresses feelings deep inside, leading to an habit which will happen Y 1964, 1969
world premiere, 90 min
Director – Mickey Reece,
The Soderbergh of the , Mickey Reece, returns to Fantastic Fest with 27th movie. Two lovely sisters are occupied with male preferences that could be vampires. Outdoors THE COLORLESS SPACE
United States, 2019
United States Premiere, 111 min
Director – Richard Stanley
. The Gardner household is stricken by unimaginable horrors after a meteorite lands in entrance of Richard Stanley's fascinating, horrendous HP adaptation of Lovecraft's brief story.
IRON PICTURES AND KUNG FU STICKERS
North American Premiere, 107 min
Director – Serge Ou
From Shaw Brothers to MATRIX, this wild documentary tells the story of how kung fu films captivated the world from the 1960s to the current.
Special Presentation, 130 min
Director – Rian Johnson
present – Director Rian Johnson
From acclaimed writer, director Rian Johnson becomes KNIVES OUT, recent a match that takes on the basic whodunnit style.
Texas Premiere, 108 min  Administrators – Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Five years after GOODNIGHT MOMMY surprised the Fantastic Fest audience with Veronika Frla have returned with another disturbing psychological twist a few brother and sister spending Christmas with the soon-to-be mom-in-regulation.  LONG WALK
Laos, Spain, Singapore, 2019
United States Premiere, 115 min
Director – Mattie Do
Introduced – Director Mattie Do
Previous Lao recluse detects the ghost of a ghost a gaggle can transport him back in fifty years to his mother's painful demise.
Software program Screening, 65 min
Director – Stewart Thorndike  Introduced – Director Stewart Thorndike
After a toddler is misplaced, a younger lady begins to suspect satanic cult and that he may be their next goal.
BOOKBOOK AT ELM STORE 2: FREDDY & # 39; s REVENGE
Software Screening, 87 min
Director – Jack Sholder
Introduced – Actors Mark Patton and Kim2
Jesse (Mark Patton) is the brand new kid on Elm Road and Freddy Krueger is probably not the only monsters within the closet on this other ch mentioned however underrated queer-horror basic.
United States Premiere, 90 min
Director – Karl Markovics
In a beloved 91 yr previous retired in Vienna, an previous man finds both self and humanity when he wages him within the exceptional and fascinating third function of Karl Markovics.
South Korea, 2019
Texas Premiere, 131 min
Director – Bong Joon-ho
Introduced – Director Bong Joon-ho
Bong Joon-ho's Seventh Film – for an unemployed Korean household who is planning their approach out of their basement condo – there’s laughter, sigh, horror, tears and perfection.
North American Premiere, 97 min
Director – Tim Mielants
Patrick has no straightforward time. First his ruling father died and now his favorite hammer is missing. Before the top of the day, looking for Patrick leads him to seek out solutions to questions he didn't even know existed.
PHIL TIPPETT – DREAMS AND MODELS DONE
International Premiere, 80 min  Directors – Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet
Their Documentaries After the Artistic Designers – Alexandre COMPLEX Poncet and filmmaker Gilles Penso present a profound, sad and delightful documentary on stop motion, and VFX artist Phil Tippett, the man who modified the visible results panorama of films.
United States Premiere, 90 min
Director – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Introduced – Director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Sooner or later, there will probably be PLATorr sooner or later a jail the place the higher ranges have entry to fantastic meals and the lower levels to struggle to survive. Degree duties are random, however how long can a prisoner's fortune last? One man is finding out.
1977, United Kingdom
Software program Screening, 78 min
Director – Norman J. Warren
Jessica and Josephine discover more than their relationship at stake when they’re reworked right into a foreigner by the selection of a foreigner.
SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTS AT THE ELM VISIT
United States Premiere, 100 min
Administrators – Roman Chimienti & Tyler Jensen
Introduced by Directors – Roman Chimienti and Tlier Jensen
With the release and departure of Hollywood, Mark Patton (the star of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY & # 39; S REVENGE) is famously setting the stage for the sequel to the queer horror of this beautiful, shocking and eye-opening documentary.
SHIP OF MONSTREJEN
Software Screening, 81 min
Director – Rogelio A. González
Two Venusian ladies and their robotics are on their strategy to discover appropriate candidates to resettle. Soon their ship might be crammed with unusual individuals from the universe, leading to journey like no different!
United States Premiere, 96 min
Administrators – Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead  Participation – Administrators Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Two Worlds Subsequent as they start to face deaths associated to other effects of the brand new drug Synchronic.
Software program Screening, 77 min.
Director – Pedro Galindo III.
In Mexico's most famous invisible video-season champion, a crew of poisonous masculine beardmen wanders in front of a conflict veteran within the woods with a model mask. Freddy Krueger Gloves. Entertainment Performs !!
WOLFBOY'S REAL ADVENTURES
North American Premiere, 88 min
Director – Martin Krejčí
Hypertrichosis sufferer – who covers him with the animal, that he knows shouldn’t be like different youngsters. But a seemingly random package deal from his estranged mother sends him on a journey to seek out himself alongside random characters.
Night time Duty
Texas Premiere, 90 min
Director – Andrew Patterson
A 1950s rural radio DJ and phone operator uncovers a wierd sign that can change the whole lot on this beautiful within the debut function of science fiction.
world premiere, 92 min
. Director – Joe Begos
Present – Director Joe Begos
Within the close to future, a new drug referred to as Hype has reworked America into a warfare zone. Addicts are more mutant than human, they usually have set their sights on the invasion of VFW on Joe Begos' star display with the newest.
world premiere, 71 min
. Director – Jack Henry Robbins
Introduced – Director Jack Henry Robbins
This bizarre retro comedy, absolutely filmed on VHS and Beta, takes us back to the fact that 12-year-previous Ralph, in a single week of formation, mistakenly data house movies and his favorite late night time screenings of his mother and father' wedding ceremony tape.
Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, 2019
United States Premiere, 98 min
Director – Lorcan Finnegan
When a younger couple Gemma (Imogen Poots) and Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) drive in the suburbs attractively labyrinth of reasonably priced homes. They discover that they can’t depart.