The Rio International Film Festival Announces Extensive Midnight Programs

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival kicks off September 27th and Twitch has been given first word on their extensive midnight program lineups. And, yes, you read that right. That lineups, plural. While most festivals have just a single midnight program - if any at all - Rio offers up a whopping four distinct midnight programs, each with a distinct focus. And here's what will be playing this year:

MIDNIGHT MOVIES
"Sightseers"  (dir. Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom, 2012)
"Room 237" (dir. Rodney Ascher, USA, 2012)  
"Jack and Diane" (dir. Bradley Rust Gray, USA, 2012)   
"Kid-Thing" (dir. David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, USA, 2012)
"La Cinquième Saison" (dir. Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, Belgium/Netherlands, 2012)
"Les Gouffres" (dir. Antoine Barraud, France, 2012)  
"Los Chidos" (dir. Omar Rodriguez Lopez, USA/Mexico, Germany, 2012) 
"The King of Pigs" (dir. Sang-ho Yeun, South Korea, 2012)   
"Bones Brigade: An Autobiography" (dir. Stacy Peralta, USA, 2012)
"Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" (dir. Morgan Spurlock, USA, 2011)
"Doomsday Book" (dir. Jee-Woon Kim, Pil-Sung Yim, South Korea, 2012)
"Highway Gospel" (dir. Jaret Belliveau, Craig Jackson, Canada, 2011)
Midnight Movies Remastered: "Downtown 81" (dir. Edo Bertoglio, USA, 2000)

MIDNIGHT HORROR
"Juego de Niños" (dir. Makinov, Mexico, 2012) 
"Maniac" (dir. Franck Khalfoun, USA, 2012)  
"Cabin in the Woods" (dir. Drew Goddard, USA, 2012)    
"Here Comes the Devil" (dir. Adrián García Bogliano, Mexico/Argentina, 2012) 
"Let's Make The Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club" (dir. Eisuke Naitô, Japan, 2012)
"Errors of the Human Body" (dir. Eron Sheean, Germany/USA, 2012)
"A Little Bit Zombie" (dir. Casey Walker, Canada, 2011)  
"Thale" (dir. Aleksander Nordaas, Norway, 2012)  
"The Possession" (dir. Ole Bornedal, USA, 2012)   

MIDNIGHT MUSIC
"Bad 25" (dir. Spike Lee, USA, 2012) 
"Marley" (dir. Kevin Macdonald, United Kingdom/USA, 2012)
"Shut Up and Play the Hits" (dir. Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace, United Kingdom/USA, 2012)
"Searching for Sugar Man" (dir. Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden/United Kingdom, 2012)   
"Neil Young Journeys" (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA, 2011)  
"Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap" (dir. Ice-T, Andy Baybutt, United Kingdom/USA, 2012)
"Turning" (dir. Charles Atlas, Denmark/USA, 2012)
"Under African Skies" (dir. Joe Berlinger, USA, 2012)
"Jobriath A.D." (dir. Kieran Turner, USA, 2012) 
"Paul Williams Still Alive" (dir. Stephen Kessller, USA/Philippines, 2012) 
Midnight Music Remastered: "Wild Style" (dir. Charlie Ahearn, USA, 1983)

MIDNIGHT SURF
"A Deeper Shade of Blue" (dir. Jack McCoy, Australia, 2011) 
"Brasil Surf" (dir. Olívio Petit, Brasil, 2012)
"Intentio" (dir. Loïc Wirth, Brasil, 2011)
"Minds in the Water" (dir. Justin Krumb, USA/Australia/Chile, 2011)
"Manufacturing Stoke" (dir. Pierce Michael Kavanagh, USA, 2011)
"Splinters" (dir. Adam Pesce, USA, 2011)
"Lost and Found" (dir. Doug Walker, USA, 2011)
"Gauchos del Mar" (dir. Julian Azulay, Joaquín Azulay, Peru/Argentina/Mexico, 2012)
Midnight Surf Remastered: "Morning of the Earth" (dir. Albert Falzon, Australia, 1971)


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