Fantastic Fest Hits the Road
Austin's trademark genre festival goes on tour
By Richard Whittaker, 8:00PM, Mon. Oct. 21
Missing Fantastic Fest already? Don't worry, the Fantastic Fest Tour will be bringing eight of the festival's oddest, weirdest, and most marvelous films to you.
The tour will include (natch) four Drafthouse Films titles (Borgman, Cheap Thrills, The Congress, and Why Don't You Play in Hell) but there'll be four more films on the slate as well. Elijah Wood's upcoming nailbiter thriller Grand Piano sits alongside the latest from shaolin laugh master Stephen Chow, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, Korean dark procedural Confession of a Murder, and Quentin Tarantino's favorite film of 2013, Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves (read our interviews with directors Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales here.)
Announcing the tour, Drafthouse jefe Tim League said, "We wanted to bring the excitement of Fantastic Fest to other cities around the country. Genre film fans will get a sneak peak at this year's hands-down craziest and wickedly enjoyable movies."
The full itinerary has yet to be released, but it includes three days of Austin screenings at the Alamo Slaughter Lane.
7:15pm: The Congress, D: Ari Folman
10pm: Grand Piano, D: Eugenio Mira
3:15pm: Borgman, D: Alex Van Warmerdam
6pm: Big Bad Wolves, D: Navot Papushado and Aahron Keshales
8:45pm: Cheap Thrills, D: E.L Katz
3:10pm: Confession of a Murder, D: Jeong Byeong Gil
6pm: Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, D: Stephen Chow and Chi-Kin Kwok
8:40pm: Why Don't You Play in Hell, D: Sion Sono
More info at www.drafthouse.com/packages/fantastic-fest-2013-tour.