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Fantastic Fest Shares The Love With First-Ever Satellite Festivals
September 01, 2017 | Meredith Borders

Fantastic Fest Shares The Love With First-Ever Satellite Festivals

Why should Austin get all the fun? 

New York, Denver and San Francisco are all about to get a dose of that special Fantastic Fest chaos with the advent of our first-ever satellite festivals. This is great news for folks who can't make it to Austin this year but are available to spend a little time in one of our three sister cities to watch some of Fantastic Fest 2017's best films. Add in queso, karaoke and some friendly line-chatter, and you've got yourself a Fantastic Fest!

Read on for the press release below, but first! We're excited to debut Fantastic Fest 2017's beautiful poster, designed by Alamo Drafthouse art director Chris Bilheimer. 

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 Brooklyn
AGFA Presents: Mystery Movie
Blade of the Immortal
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Jailbreak
My Friend Dahmer
Top Knot Detective
 
San Francisco Fantastic Fest - Alamo Drafthouse Mission
AGFA Presents: Mystery Movie
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Hagazussa
Jailbreak
My Friend Dahmer
The Square
Top Knot Detective
 
Denver Fantastic Fest - Alamo Drafthouse Denver- Sloan Lake
AGFA Presents: Mystery Movie
Blade of the Immortal
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Hagazussa
Jailbreak
My Friend Dahmer
The Square
Top Knot Detective
 
Additional titles will be added in the next week. To purchase tickets, please go HERE.


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