Ithaca Fantastik 2016: Full Lineup Revealed!

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Ithaca Fantastik 2016: Full Lineup Revealed!
Our friends at the Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival announced the full line up today. As you paruse the list you will see a great many favorites from the festival circuit will descend upon Ithaca, NY, in a couple weeks. 
Great international titles like Headshot and Sadako vs Kayako. Then there is a film like Terror 5 from Argentina; a really bizarre hodge podge science fiction film that does not get enough love. A current festival darling The Autopsy of Jane Doe makes the trip as does the quasi-Canadian animated feature Nova Seed. It is going to be a great weekend in upstate New York.  
Ithaca Fantastik will unleash its fifth annual film festival Nov. 9–13 in Ithaca, NY. The IF team has carefully crafted a lineup to offer something for every fantastic film lover. 
The festival has horror fans covered, with some of the year’s stand-out genre gems. Fantastic Fest award winner “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (André Orvedal) will lead the pack, followed closely by the ‘knock your socks-off’, “Safe Neighborhood” (Chris Peckover)—a coming of age twist on home invasion that the IF team calls one of the most fun films of 2016. Horror lovers will be delighted by action-packed “Headshot” (Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto), socially-infused zombie anime “Seoul Station” (Yeon Sang-ho), disturbing “Pet” (Carles Torrens), as well as an over-the-top Indian take on a zombie breakout: “Miruthan” (Shakti Soundar Rajan). 
Extreme horror will be well-represented with yakuza tale “Kiyamachi Daruma” (Hideo Sakaki), and “K-Shop” (Dan Pringle), a fun horror film with deeply-anchored social commentary on British society. Plus, the wickedly fun Japanese response to Freddy vs Jason: “Sadako vs Kayako” (Kōji Shiraishi).
Festival offerings will go far beyond pure horror to provide a wide view into the fantastic genre. From enchanting love story “Aloys” (Tobias Nölle), to mental-illness-exploring biopic “I, Olga Hepnarová” (Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda), to mumblecore horror comedy “Another Evil” (Carson D. Mell) and Argentinean horror commentary “Terror 5” (Sebastian Rotstein, Federico Rotstein). Sci-Fi fans have not been forgotten; IF will present mind-blowing anime “Nova Seed” (Nick DiLiberto) and the newest trippy film from Hikaru Tsukuda: Return of MIZUNO—these movies will be an excellent segway into horror for those new to the genre. 
For its fifth year, IF will continue to bring the best in documentaries to upstate NY. “24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters” (Kevin Burke) will open the festivities. The reality continues with an intimate take on Stanley Kubrick: “S is for Stanley” (Alex Infascelli), as well as “Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex” (Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet)—an enlightening look at special effects history with interviews from masters like Phil Tippett, Rick Baker and Guillermo del Toro. Finally, with a perfect mix between feature film and documentary, “Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses” (David Stubbs) mind-blowingly blurs the lines between reality and fiction in this account of a New Zealand exorcism. 
24x36: A Movie About Movie Poster
Kevin Burke, Canada 
Alipato: A Very Brief Life of Ember
Khavn, Philippines/Germany
Tobias Nölle, France/Switzerland 
Another Evil
Carson D Mell, US
Rohit Mittal, India 
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
André Orvedal, UK
Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses
David Stubbs, New Zeland
Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex
Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet, US
Dearest Sister
Mattie Do, Laos
Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, Indonesia
Here Alone
Rod Blackhurst, US 
I, Olga Hepnarova
Petr Kazda &Thomas Weinreb, Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia/France
Kiyamachi Daruma
Hideo Sakaki, Japan
Dan Pringle, UK
The Love Witch
Anna Biller, US
Master Cleanse
Bobby Miller, US
Shakti Soundar Rajan, India
My Father Die
Sean Brosnam, US 
Nova Seed
Nick DiLiberto, Canada
The Open
Marc Lahore, France 
Carles Torrens, USA/Spain 
Return of MIZUNO
Hikaru Tsukuda, Japan  
S is for Stanley
Alex Infascelli, Italy 
Sadako vs. Kayako
Koji Shiraishi, Japan
Safe Neighbourhood
Chris Peckover, Australia/USA
Seoul Station
Yeon Sang-ho, South Korea 
She’s Allergic to Cats
Michael Reich, US 
Terror 5
Sebastian Rotstein & Federico Rotstein, Argentina
Werewolf 81’ 
Michael Wadleigh, US- 1981 
American Werewolf in London
John Landis, US- 1981
Retrospective: The Known Unknowns
The Naked Prey
Cornel Wilde, US- 1965 
John Boorman, US- 1972
Long Weekend
Colin Eggleston, AUS- 1978 
Altered States
Ken Russell, US- 1980
James Cameron, US- 1981
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