Little Rock, AR - The Film Society of Little Rock is excited to announce the second wave of feature film programming for Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival, happening April 7-10, 2016 in Little Rock, AR at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema.
This second wave focuses primarily on a few cool sci-fi features plus one unique horror film!
According to features programmer Tony Taylor, "FEMALE WEREWOLF happens to be the first film I marked as a definite yes on my programming list. It was early in the process but that did not matter. I knew no matter what else I watched over the next few months, this was a film I wanted at Fantastic Cinema. And we are thrilled to have the film's director, Chris Alexander, at the festival!"
“Driven by obsessive imagery, sensuality and music, favoring beauty and emotion over graphic gore and shock but still filled with darkness and dread. Clearly, the influence of early Polanski and the lesser-known Rino Di Silvestro’s Legend of the Werewolf Woman is in evidence…but, it’s definitely got its own unique vibe… beautifully shot and edited very artistically, complete with a hypnotic score.” ~ Dread Central on FEMALE WEREWOLF
Today we are also announcing three Sci-Fi features, joining the previously announced ARROWHEAD and several short films, to give Sci-Fi fans a great selection of films to watch throughout the festival.
PRISONER X, fresh off winning the Critics Award at genre festival Fantasporto, will be screening in the US for only the second time. The film will receive a US Premiere at Palm Beach International Film Festival only a mere 2 days before screening at Fantastic Cinema.
MAFIA: SURVIVAL GAME comes to us from Russia and features great special effects. Featuring an English language dub, it will also be screening in the US for only the second time after premiering at Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Finally, SOMNIO had its World Premiere at Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival where it won an award for Best Screenplay. Fantastic Cinema will be the second film festival to screen the film which should go on to be a festival favorite.
Passes for the festival are on sale now. Click here to buy yours today!
ICYMI, read up on our previous festival announcements:
Official Short Film Selections
First Wave of Features
More on our Craft Beer Festival
Michael Berryman, Co-Directors Eric England and Jesse Burks will be at Fantastic Cinema for the premiere of their new short film CURED
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D: CHRIS ALEXANDER| CANADA | 65 MIN
THRILLER | HORROR
Lost in a fever of sexual delirium, a mentally unstable woman (Carrie Gemmell) begins to believe she may be turning into a monster. A moody, sensual and surreal psychological thriller from filmmaker, musician and magazine editor Chris Alexander (BLOOD FOR IRINA, FANGORIA MAGAZINE, SHOCK TILL YOU DROP). who wrote directed, produced, shot, edited, and scored the film.
Official Selection of Feratum Festival (Mexico), Sitges Film Festival
MAFIA: SURVIVAL GAME
D: SARIK ANDREASYAN | RUSSIA | 91 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION
ACTION | SCI-FI
A twist on the classic game of Mafia. 12 competitors take part in a game of life and death where the innocent must take out the Mafia in order to win the cash prize. Those that are voted out must face their biggest fears in a computer simulation.
Official Selection of Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
D: GAURAV SETH | CANADA | 90 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
SCI-FI | THRILLER
As the world rages in war and civil strife, a CIA agent arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-travelling terrorist, who she believes is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe.
Official Selection of Fantasporto, Palm Beach International Film Festival
D: TRAVIS MILLOY | UNITED STATES | 103 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
SCI-FI | THRILLER
One man is trapped in a futuristic, fully-automated prison and is forced to escape when he suspects the rest of the world may have been wiped out.
Official Selection of Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival – WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY
ABOUT FANTASTIC CINEMA & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival screens imaginative and innovative genre films from bold visionaries who are not afraid to take risks in order to create films that inspire, challenge, and thrill audiences. These fantastic films are presented alongside some of the best craft beer from the state of Arkansas.
Bring us your magical, your scary, your alien, your frightening, your mutation, your fantastic; we want it all.
Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival will be held April 7-10, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema. For more information visit:www.fantasticcinema.com and follow on Facebook at Fantastic Cinema Film Festival (fb.me/fantasticcinemafilmfestival) and Twitter @FanCinemaFest.
Passes for the festival are now available for sale on our website atwww.fantasticcinema.com/passes.
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