Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival Unveals Lineup!

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer

The new kid in town is the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival in Ithaca, New York, during the third weekend in November (16, 17 and 18). The festival directors, Hugues Barbier and Alexis Walker unvealed their full lineup earlier this week.

We'll screen a total of 18 films over the weekend spread in different categories (International competition, Retrospective, Special screenings and opening closing nights)

We'll have in town for the jury Brian Yuzna (with a screening of a 35mm print of Society) and Brian Trenchard-Smith (We'll screen The Man from Hong Kong and Stunt Rock as part of our Ozploitation and Beyond retrospective)

If you've been lamenting that festival favorites have not made it into your area yet, Ithaca, you will be pleased to know this lineup boasts some top shelf stuff and a killer Ozploitation retrospective too.

Opening/Closing nights:

Doomsday Book (South Korea), Kim Jee-Woon & Yim Pil-Sung (dir.), 2012; 115min, HD

Small Apartments (USA), Jonas Akerlund (dir.), 2012; 94min, HD; The screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A by original story and screenplay writer Chris Millis.

International Competition:

Hemorrhage (Canada), Braden Bancroft (dir.), 2012; 78min, HD

Pig (USA), Henry Barrial (dir.), 2011; 93min, HD; The screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A by the producer.

King of Pigs (South Korea), Sang-ho Youn (dir.), 2011; 97min, HD, animated feature film

Resolution (USA), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (dir.), 2012; 94 min, HD; The screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A by the directors.

Inhuman resources (Australia), Daniel Krige (dir.), 2012; 94min, HD

Wrong (France/USA), Quentin Dupieux (dir.), 2012; 94min, HD

Special Screenings:

Midnight screening

Dead Sushi (Japan), Noboru Iguchi (dir.); 2012; 91min, HD

Fantastic documentary

My Amityville Horror (USA), Eric Walter (dir.); 2012; 89min, HD

Cult Classics:

C.H.U.D. (USA), Douglas Cheek (dir.), 1984; 108 min, 35mm

Society (USA), Brian Yuzna (dir.), 1989; 99 min, 35mm; The screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A by the director.

Retrospective: Ozploitation and Beyond: Australian exploitation film at its best!

Wake in Fright (Australia), Ted Kotcheff (dir.), 1970; 114min, HD

Mad Max (Australia), George Miller (dir.), 1979; 88 min, 35mm

Patrick (Australia), Richard Franklin (dir.), 1978; 96 min, 35mm

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia), Peter Weir (dir.), 1979; 115 min, 35mm

The Man from Hong Kong (Australia), Brian Trenchard-Smith (dir.), 1975; 111min, 35mm; The screening will be introduced and followed by a Q&A by the director.

Stunt Rock (Australia), Brian Trenchard-Smith (dir.), 1980; 86 min, 35mm

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Small Apartments (USA), Jonas Akerlund"
    So...Åkerlund is doing another film....I want to see that one, thanks for the list Mr Mack.

  • rondertaker

    hell yes, see you in ithaca fuckers

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