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 PosterKevin Burke, CanadaAlipato: A Very Brief Life of EmberKhavn, Philippines/GermanyAloysTobias Nölle, France/SwitzerlandAnother EvilCarson D Mell, USAutoheadRohit Mittal, IndiaThe Autopsy of Jane DoeAndré Orvedal, UKBelief: The Possession Of Janet MosesDavid Stubbs, New ZelandCreature Designers: The Frankenstein ComplexGilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet, USDearest SisterMattie Do, LaosHeadshotKimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, IndonesiaHere AloneRod Blackhurst, USI, Olga HepnarovaPetr Kazda &Thomas Weinreb, Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia/FranceKiyamachi DarumaHideo Sakaki, JapanK-ShopDan Pringle, UKThe Love WitchAnna Biller, USMaster CleanseBobby Miller, USMiruthanShakti Soundar Rajan, IndiaMy Father DieSean Brosnam, USNova SeedNick DiLiberto, CanadaThe OpenMarc Lahore, FrancePetCarles Torrens, USA/SpainReturn of MIZUNOHikaru Tsukuda, JapanS is for StanleyAlex Infascelli, ItalySadako vs. KayakoKoji Shiraishi, JapanSafe NeighbourhoodChris Peckover, Australia/USASeoul StationYeon Sang-ho, South KoreaShe’s Allergic to CatsMichael Reich, USTerror 5Sebastian Rotstein & Federico Rotstein, ArgentinaWerewolf 81’WolfenMichael Wadleigh, US- 1981American Werewolf in LondonJohn Landis, US- 1981Retrospective: The Known UnknownsThe Naked PreyCornel Wilde, US- 1965DeliveranceJohn Boorman, US- 1972Long WeekendColin Eggleston, AUS- 1978Altered StatesKen Russell, US- 1980AliensJames Cameron, US- 1981