PRESS IN CLOSER: Fantastic Fest announces its first Satellite festivals!


As a genre film fan, there are several film festivals that are on my list of want to attends, but at the top of it is Austin’s Fantastic Fest. Why? Because the crew behind it and the Alamo Drafthouse have some of the best selections in the genre for the year, as well as tying in fun events throughout. I’m lucky enough to attend this year in Austin, but now, if you’re not in the area, you’ll have 3 more chances to enjoy the fun of Fantastic Fest! Check out the press release below:

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****
FANTASTIC FEST GOES COAST TO COAST WITH
FIRST EVER ‘SATELLITE’ FESTIVALS
First Titles Announced for New York, San Francisco,
and Denver Offshoots of Alamo Drafthouse’s Genre Festival
 
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 to  drafthouse.com/event/fantastic-fest.

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