Films: Animal Abuse

  • Goldberg & Eisenberg
    A psychopath develops a dangerous obsession with a schlubby computer programmer.
  • LA GRANJA
    The lives of a midwife, a young boxer, a mute child and a young couple collide unexpectedly in a story about the desperate pursuit of happiness on the streets of Puerto Rico.  
  • Hardkor Disco
    A misanthropic young man plunges into an intense relationship with the daughter of the couple he means to kill.
  • THE HIGH FRONTIER
    Father/son bonding time takes an extraordinarily dark turn when a former guard and his two teen boys receive an unexpected guest in their remote cabin along the Poland-Ukraine border.
  • HURRICANE BOY FUCK YOU TABARNAK (L’OURAGAN FUCK YOU TABARNAK)
    Dripping with crass humor and Quebecois colloquialisms, this hilarious short is about a neglected, angry white trash kid with a mullet who rechristens himself “The Hurricane” and sets about terrorizing the neighborhood.
  • JOHN WICK
    An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre".
  • The King of Pigs
    THE KING OF PIGS is an emotionally punishing animated indie film about a group of friends whose brutal childhoods continue to haunt them as adults.
  • LITTLE LAMB
    Winner of the Stranger with My Face Horror Film Festival’s annual scriptwriting contest, writer/director/producer Heidi Lee Douglas’ gothic period piece is set in the wilds of 19th century Van Diemen’s Land, where the inhabitants of a brutal women’s prison are occasionally plucked from the system by a mysterious benefactor who allegedly engages them as servants. Anxious to get out of jail, a feisty young prisoner volunteers herself as his next employee, not realizing that her new master has a dark secret.
  • THE LOBSTER
    Somewhere in the near future, single people face a choice: Join a program to find a mate in 45 days or be transformed into an animal.
  • LOVE AND PEACE
    Fantastic Fest staple Shion Sono returns once again with a deeply personal (and expectedly odd) film about a lonely businessman with dreams of punk rock stardom and his best friend, a turtle.
  • Man From Reno
    A Japanese crime novelist in San Francisco tries to unravel a real life murder mystery in this acclaimed neo-noir featuring Takashi Miike regular Kazuki Kitamura.
  • MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
    Directing the first film out of Studio Ponoc, Hiromasa Yonebayashi (WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) creates the dazzling and heartwarming story of an ordinary girl who becomes an extraordinary witch.
  • MEN AND CHICKEN
    Mads Mikkelsen as only his longtime absurdist Danish collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen could conceive — a far-beyond-chronic masturbator with a hair-trigger temper — desperately searches for his true identity.
  • No Man’s Land
    A city lawyer fights for his life in the cutthroat deserts of contemporary China in Ning Hao's Coen-esque follow-up to CRAZY RACER, which was banned for four years.
  • No Rest for the Wicked
    A dirty cop who tries to cover up a crime stumbles upon a massive criminal conspiracy. NO REST FOR THE WICKED swept the Spanish Goya awards this year with an electrifying performance by lead actor José Coronado.
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen
    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.
  • NOVA SEED
    Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this saturated slice of lo-fi sci-fi pulp recalls both Moebius and Miyazaki as it ambitiously realizes an eclectic post-apocalyptic future populated by lion-men, brain-leeching slugs and Saturday Morning Cartoon villainy, the latter most memorably personified by the sublimely named Dr. Mindskull.
  • The Obvious Child
    One of the wildest, most richly perverse animators of recent years, UK-based filmmaker Stephen Irwin (MOXIE; THE BLACK DOG’S PROGRESS) returns with this controversial tale of a chain-smoking toddler whose stuffed rabbit helps her get her dead parents’ dismembered limbs into heaven.