Yup, we still have more Fs to talk about.
Fantastic Fest is INCREDIBLY excited to announce two more additions to its program: the World Premiere of Richard Shepard’s brilliant and breathtaking genre twister THE PERFECTION, starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning, and the North American Premiere from THE LURE director Agnieszka Smoczynska, FUGUE, a brilliant examination of memory and identity starring the amazing Polish actress Gabriela Muskala in a career-defining role!
Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, 2018
North American Premiere, 100 min
Director - Agnieszka Smoczyńska
A woman tries to reconnect with her family after being lost in a fugue state for several years in Agnieszka Smoczynska’s follow-up to Fantastic Fest favorite, THE LURE.
World Premiere, 90 min
Director - Richard Shepard
Guests in attendance - Director Richard Shepard, Actors Allison Williams and Logan Browning
A former cello prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out both her mentor (Steven Weber) and his new star pupil (Logan Browning) with enigmatic intent in this twisty and undeniably twisted midnighter.
COME AS YOU ARE, IN COSTUME!
For our opening night party, we’re officially scooting October 31st a month earlier, but this requires YOUR help. Just shove your body into a Halloween costume, slip on your sweet tooth and arrive, ready to rumble! Costumes are available at Lucy’s on South Congress, or in every thrift store and garbage dump in the nation. You have no excuse! HAVING FUN IS MORE FUN THAN NOT HAVING FUN.
HOSPITALITY HEROES: HOTEL INDIGO / HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Still looking for some sweet digs to rest your bleeding eyeballs? Fantastic Fest has partnered with Austin hospitality megastars Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express to provide our badgeholders the rest and relaxation they so desperately need after each day’s crazed cinematic consumption.
Hotel Indigo - A full service hotel, with great bar and restaurant! We have valet parking, in-room dining, state of the art fitness center, rooftop outdoor pool with pool bar and complimentary wireless throughout the hotel. Close to mouthwatering barbecue joints and iconic destinations like the Texas State Capital, University of Texas and Whole Foods headquarters! BOOK HERE
Holiday Inn Express – Features a continental hot breakfast every morning, state of the art full service fitness center, outdoor rooftop pool with pool bar, and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Our rooms offer large desks and comfortable chairs for burning the midnight oil. Close to the Congress Bridge Bats, Alamo DraftHouse and UT Football Stadium! BOOK HERE
Scream Hollow kicks off its fourth spooky season September 15th through November 2nd, open Friday through Sunday during the month of September, and extended days in October. Nestled among twenty acres of dense forest off Highway 304 in Bastrop, a stone’s throw from Austin, and just miles from the site of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park is the ultimate Halloween experience. Scream Hollow, one of the top haunts in the country, offers four separate attractions on site: Mansion of Terror Phantoms, Zombie City: The Factory, Wicked Darkness: The Maze, and the new Slaughterhouse: Virgil’s Last Laff. We give haunted house aficionados the ultimate adrenaline-inducing experience across eighteen buildings and over one hour of pure haunted house action… for those who can find their way out, that is!
The newest haunt for 2018 is the Slaughterhouse: Virgil’s Last Laff, the blood and gore haunt that will play into your worst nightmares. Come see why the demented clowns at Scream Hollow are running for their lives and trying to escape the Slaughterhouse!
For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.screamhollow.com/
FEUD FOR THOUGHT
Year after year at Fantastic Fest, there are winners and there are losers. No, we’re not talking about the awards, but rather the many worthy competitors that have participated in the explosive mixture of movie trivia and beer-soaked shenanigans known as the Fantastic Feud. Once more, two groups of crazed cinephiles from around the world will face off to see which is the more knowledgeable bunch of randomly-united film geeks.
But first, you must submit to answering the below questionnaire to ensure that your personal fanaticism is part of what makes this feud fantastic!
RIDEAUSTIN: TOP NOTCH TNC
USE CODE FF2018 for $3 off your ride to/from the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar! Download the app HERE.
RideAustin is a community driven nonprofit ridesharing company. They believe that ridesharing should be for everyone. To drive costs down and to make this accessible to all Austinites, they are not generating profits. This will enable drivers to earn more and riders to pay less while helping support local charities and improve mobility for underserved communities. Here are a few cool features that RideAustin provides:
We make it easy to divide a fare between several rider accounts. This feature seamlessly splits the fare between you and your group, and handles all transactions through the app. No need for cash!
FEMALE DRIVER MODE
For our female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver, we’ve got you covered! This unique feature allows females and those who identify as female to request a female driver to pick them up and drive them to their destination.
Support your favorite charity by rounding up your total fare! The difference will go to the fantastic Austin nonprofit of your choosing (make your selection in-app) to support its mission.
LAMAR UNION BADGEHOLDER BONUSES!!
For eight days n’ nights, you’ll essentially be spending every waking moment in the orbit of the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and the neighboring businesses are joining in on the brouhaha! The following fine local purveyors of goods and consumables will welcome you with open arms, plus these discounts on everything from coffee to clothing to milkshakes to… body waxing! Just flash your badge and be regaled!
- Jose Luis Salon - 20% off boutique purchases
- KiKi Nass - 20% off regular priced clothing -- accessories excluded.
- Kalologie 360 Spa - $49.00 custom massage or $49.00 classic facial
- Coated Professionally Polished - 10% discount on manicures and pedicures
- Shake Shack - Free fry with purchase
- Mandala Kitchen & Bar - 15% off meal
- European Wax Center - 10% Products and Services
- TLC - 10% off full priced food items