Dir. Alexandre O. Philippe
This masterful documentary focuses on a single aspect of Hitchcock's PSYCHO to demonstrate the master's technical ability in storytelling. With expert interviews and rollicking analysis, 78/52 sets a new bar in how to examine film overall.
The Age of Curious
Luca Toth’s Royal College of Art graduation film is a tactile, subversively sensual coming of age film that explores the rituals of puberty and the mysteries that lay beneath manes of flowing hair.
Angst, Piss, and Shit
A hapless serial murderer laments the crumbling of his true love’s affections. Not since Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK have we seen such a sordid, uncompromising and blackly humorous tale of a killer romance gone south.
Director Fredrik S. Hana LIVE in attendance!
BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
Beasts in the Real World
Sol Friedman follows up his brilliant LOVE SONGS FROM AN ANDROID and A MESSAGE FROM YOUR ROBOT PRESIDENT with this iconoclastic blend of documentary, animation and action fantasy about an exasperated amphibious creature recalling the adventure that led him to a sushi restaurant chopping block.
Director Sal Friedman and Producer Sarah Clifford-Rashote LIVE in attendance!
Berberian Sound Studio
Strange things occur after a British audio technician is summoned to Italy to work on a gory giallo film.
Dir. Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Bros Before Hos
A unashamedly offensive bromance from the killer comedy team behind NEW KIDS TURBO and NEW KIDS NITRO.
CHAINED FOR LIFE
Mabel (Jess Weixler, TEETH) and Rosenthal (Adam Pearson, UNDER THE SKIN) — both hired for their looks — meet on the set of a horror movie in this surreal examination of how those with physical differences are portrayed on film.
Robin Wright (playing herself) receives the last offer she’ll ever get from a Hollywood studio in Ari Folman’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s classic scifi novel, and his follow-up to WALTZ WITH BASHIR.
DEATH SENTENCE (PEINE DE MORT)
A woman savagely brutalizes two men in the woods. What would drive a woman to commit such atrocities? A frank and disturbing film about vengeance.
A pair of cinema-obsessed high school geeks are caught up in an escalating cycle of violence when the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.
Dir. Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
When brothers Justin and Aaron return to the cult that they escaped from ten years ago, they encounter a web of secrets and mysteries that threatens to tear them apart.
Dir. Jörg Buttgereit, Michal…
German directors Buttgereit, Kosakowski and Marschall unleash this brutal assault on the senses, a surreal three-part horror anthology touching on love and hate and everything in between.
GILBERT is the story of Gilbert Gottfried as never seen before, both a behind-the-scenes documentary and a poignant look at the life of a comedian who has more layers than most people can imagine.
While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax’s ‘Merde’ segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be right back at home.
This is the story of the greatest film never made: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE.
KNIFE + HEART
In Yann Gonzalez’s second feature, a masked serial killer stalks a producer and her film company in this love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ‘70s gay porn.
Dir. Cody Kennedy, Tim Rutherford
The Last Video Store
The crew behind Edmonton’s DEDFest and cult video store The Lobby bring you this histrionic tidal wave of VHS nostalgia, featuring robots, evil corporations, a killer theme song and guest-FX by Astron-6’s Steve Kostanski.
Director Tim Rutherford LIVE in attendance!