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by Garon Cockrell
Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest 2013 Announces its First Wave of Film Programming!
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July 24, 2013 5:16 p.m.

By Adam Ruhl
Fantastic Fest announced the festival's initial lineup of incredible genre films. Fantastic
Fest will take place September 19-26 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse
Lakeline. Fan Badges are still available.
See below for the
initial lineup of films at this year's festival. Stay tuned for more programming
announcements in the near future.   
 
BIG
BAD WOLVES (Israel, 2013)
Texas
Premiere
Director-
Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales, 110 mins
The
directing team behind the 2010 cult smash RABIES return to Fantastic Fest with
one of the best genre films of 2013.   
  
BORGMAN
(The Netherlands, 2013)
North
American Premiere
Director
- Alex van Warmerdam, 113 mins
Something
wicked this way comes in the form of the ordinary, the polite and the normal as
a drifter and his followers invade the home of a bourgeois family.  
 
CHEAP
THRILLS (United States, 2013)
Regional
Premiere
Director
- E.L. Katz, 85 mins
A
recently fired father facing eviction is paid to take on an escalating series of
insane challenges from a rich couple with a twisted sense of humor.
 
COMMANDO - A
ONE MAN ARMY (India, 2013)
US
Premiere
Director-
Dilip Ghosh, 120min
Singing! Dancing!
Extreme violence and goofy one-liners from Bollywood's answer to Tony Jaa and
Marko Zaror! If Cannon Films were to relocate to India, COMMANDO would be the
result!
 
EEGA
(India, 2012)
Austin
Premiere
Director
- SriSaila Sri Rajamouli, 107 mins
A
murdered man reincarnates as a fly to wreak vengeance on the villain who took
his life and his lover. EEGA is an inventive, insane take on a revenge story
unlike anything you've seen before.
 
HALLEY
(Mexico/The Netherlands, 2013)
Texas
Premiere
Director
- Sebastian Hofmann, 83 mins
Though Beto's
life may technically be over, he allows himself to experience it one last time
before his body completely falls apart in this unique and contemplative horror
film.  
 
KID'S
POLICE (Japan, 2013)
North
American Premiere
Director
- Yuichi FUKUDA, 100 mins
When evil
criminal organization Red Venus strikes, there's only one team of highly
specialized cops who can help. Unfortunately, they've been dosed with anti-aging
gas that has turned them all into children.   
  
LFO
(Sweden/Denmark, 2013)
World
Premiere
Director
- Antonio Tublen, 94 mins
A solitary man
discovers audio frequencies that open the human mind wide to hypnotic suggestion
and, ultimately, his total control in this slyly deadpan dark comedy from
Sweden.
 
MAN OF TAI CHI
(United States, 2013)
US
Premiere
Director
- Keanu Reeves, 105 mins
Keanu Reeves
stars in and directs this epic tale about a young martial artist who must
compete in an underground fight club to protect his way of life. As the fights
intensify so does his will to survive.
 
NARCO
CULTURA (United States, 2013)
Texas
Premiere
Director
- Shaul Schwarz, 103 mins
NARCO
CULTURA is a graphically disturbing documentary that examines the parallels
between the Mexican drug war and the increasingly popular musical style of
narcocorridos (drug ballads).
 
NIGHTBREED
- THE CABAL CUT (United Kingdom, 2012)
Texas
Premiere
Directors
- Russell Cherrington, 144 mins
NIGHTBREED:
THE CABAL CUT is a new director's cut of Clive Barker's horror classic that
places the film in an entirely different light.
 
NORTHWEST
(Denmark, 2013)
Regional
Premiere
Director
- Michael Noer, 91 mins
A
teen hoodlum in Copenhagen becomes entangled in the criminal
underworld   
  
NOTHING BAD
CAN HAPPEN (Germany, 2013)
North American
Premiere
Director
- Katrin Gebbe, 110 mins
Tore,
a member of the counter-culture Christian movement Jesus Freaks, is befriended
and taken in by a family who play an increasingly cruel, violent game and push
his capacity to love to its limits.    
  
ON THE JOB
(Philippines, 2013)
US
Premiere
Director
- Erik Matti, 200 min
Corruption
abounds in this stylish, Cannes-selected, ripped-from-the-headlines story of
prisoners released on a day pass to work as killers. The cops must bring them
in, never knowing how far the corruption spreads and who they can trust.   
  
RESURRECTION
OF A BASTARD, THE (The Netherlands, 2013)
Regional
Premiere
Director
- Guido van Driel, 89 mins
Adapted from his
own graphic novel by first time writer-director Guido van Driel, RESURRECTION OF
A BASTARD tells the darkly funny, Coen-esque tale of a career thug caught in an
existential crisis.   
  
SHE
WOLF  (Argentina, 2013)
North American
Premiere
Director
- Tamae Garateguy, 92 mins
A sexual predator
roams the streets and trains of Buenos Aires, a beautiful woman who uses sex to
lure in her victims. A potent, punk rock spin on Euro-sleaze influences in this
raw, erotic thriller.   
  
VIC + FLO SAW
A BEAR  (Canada, 2013)
US
Premiere
Director
- Denis Côté, 95 mins
An
ex-con named Vic and her lover Flo retreat to a sugar shack in a small Quebec
town to start anew. Their attempt to live a normal life slowly and disastrously
unravels.

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