Essential Cinema: Cassavetes/Rowlands: Rowlands' searing performance as a mentally unstable housewife is almost too much to bear. Cassavetes offers us a portrait of mental illness as a family disease in which all the well-meaning relatives are hapless players.
Holidaze at the Drive-in. Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action film that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over.
AARC Film Series: This Japanese anime romance – the fourth-highest grossing film in the country’s history – uses the body-swap motif, familiar from countless U.S comedies, when two high schoolers wake up in the other’s body. Screening free, open to the public, and screened with an English dub. Read a full review of Your Name.
Upside Cinema With Vulcan Video Presents Horrible Holidays: In this clever crime drama, adapted for the screen by Curtis Hanson, a bank teller outwits a robber, which then causes a cascade of complications.
Laser IMAX 2D: Timed to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – and made exclusively for science centers and museums – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition reconstructs the exhilarating mission with never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings.
Ahead of the 2020 festival season, filmmakers and film programmers share their insights into festival success and answer your questions. Panelists include Fantastic Fest programmer Logan Taylor; filmmakers Kenya Gillespie ("Jeremiah") and Yen Tan (Pit Stop, 1985); producer Monique Walton (Pahokee); and moderator/producer Jeffrey Brown (Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub).