The 2012 Fantasia Film Festival kicks off tonight with the opening film and party, and, as in previous years, I will be holding down the DJ fort with other awesome CJLO DJs in the Hall theatre throughout the festival.
Les Aventures de Chatran Tiny animal friends have adventures… live action!
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography The new Stacy Peralta documentary, for skate rats everywhere!
The Cat Trad K-horror, with kitties!
Despite The Gods A documentary about Jennifer Lynch making a film in Bollywood.
DJ XL5 Parties! There are two this year, an Italian themed one, and another one, both look great!
Excision The blond chick from the new 90210 goes creepy in this dark teenage flick.
The Human Race This is survival horror with a cast of disabled actors… could be groundbreaking.
Il n’y a pas de rapport sexuel This year’s entry into the extreme-sex-and-nudity-documentary category, always a crowd pleaser.
Killer Joe This is a southern fried crime story starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch.
Lloyd the Conqueror It’s about larping… sadly not a doc, tho’. Also features a killer soundtrack.
The Mechanical Bride A doc about sex dolls, this is my most anticipated film of the fest, since I’ve seen so many others.
My Amityville Horror My second most anticipated film, this documentary delves into the experience of a man who lived in the house as a child.
New Kids Turbo / New Kids Nitro I’m not quite sure what to make of this pair of strange Dutch action films.
A Night of Nightmares Anything Marc Senter is in, I will go see… the projects he picks are consistently my favorite Fantasia films of all
Origins of the Dark Night A must see for Batman fans!
Paranorman This is the closing film, the first ever to be shown in Hall theatre in 3D, which makes it both cute and historic!
Play Dead Teller, of Penn & Teller, presents “an evening of spooky amusement”, on film!
Starry Starry Night A sweet love story of two young teens, this film promises to be extremely creative and visually stunning.
Toy Masters Two He-Man fans set out to document everyone involved in the production of the Masters of the Universe action figures.
Turn Me On, Goddammit! Man, the Scandinavians sure love their awkward sex farces, don’t they? I’m hoping this’ll be a bit like a Norwegian version of Slums of Beverly Hills.
V/H/S A not-to-be-missed horror anthology from some of today’s big names.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists A documentary about Anonymous and friends, expect to see lots of Guy Fawkes masks in the audience.
When Concordia Meets Fantasia A collection of films produced right here at Fantasia’s home.
Wrong Mr. Oizo’s followup to Rubber, with the dude from The Catechism Cataclysm!
As you can see, my interests lean heavily toward documentaries, of which there is an incredible program this year, but there are lots of action, gangster, crime, horror and Asian epics that I’m interested in checking out, but just can’t list right now. I want to see approximately 47 films over the next 22 days. My tally last year was 36 films in 25 days.
As with last year, I’ll try to review everything I see here, and if you see me wandering around the theatre, or holding court behind the wheels of steel, don’t be shy, come and say hi!