One of the more exciting things about this year’s Fantastic Fest (and believe me there are a TON of exciting things) is the announcement that the festival will be branching out of Austin and screening select films at satellite locations around the country.
Austin, TX – Friday, September 1, 2017 – Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the creation of a trio of ‘satellites’ hitting three flagship Alamo Drafthouse theater locations: New York, San Francisco and Denver. Spanning the weekend of September 29 to October 1, these satellites will share a highly-curated selection of Fantastic Fest’s signature programming with audiences who crave the best in adventurous genre cinema from across the world.“For too long Austin has had all the Fantastic fun,” said Fantastic Fest Creative Director, Evrim Ersoy. “We’ve long wanted to share these brilliant films with the widest audience possible, by opening up these three satellites it’s our first step in expanding their exposure and having them embraced by new audiences.”This year’s slate of satellite films share the the DNA and lineage of programming that has helped Fantastic Fest become the largest genre film festival in the U.S. and be dubbed “America’s wildest film festival” by The Guardian. Highlights include S. Craig Zahler’s Venice Festival debutante BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, Takashi Miike’s deliriously violent 100th film BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, MY FRIEND DAHMER, Marc Myers’ powerful adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel and a super secret, mystery movie courtesy of American Genre FIlm Archive that has to be seen to be believed.Tickets for these shows will go on sale Wednesday September 7th at 1pm EST. A limited number of badges for the San Francisco Fantastic Fest will go on sale today at 12pm PST.New York Fantastic Fest – Alamo Drafthouse BrooklynAGFA Presents: Mystery MovieBlade of the ImmortalBrawl In Cell Block 99JailbreakMy Friend DahmerTop Knot DetectiveSan Francisco Fantastic Fest – Alamo Drafthouse MissionAGFA Presents: Mystery MovieBrawl In Cell Block 99HagazussaJailbreakMy Friend DahmerThe SquareTop Knot DetectiveDenver Fantastic Fest – Alamo Drafthouse Denver- Sloan LakeAGFA Presents: Mystery MovieBlade of the ImmortalBrawl In Cell Block 99HagazussaJailbreakMy Friend DahmerThe SquareTop Knot Detective