By Admin | September 20, 2005

Director Jon Favreau’s ZATHURA starring Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart and Tim Robbins will debut at the inaugural Fantastic Fest along with the U.S. premiere of Mark Mylod’s THE BIG WHITE starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, Alison Lohman, Tim Blake Nelson, and James Woods. The fest will also unveil Henry Selick’s new animated short MOONGIRL and host the U.S. premieres of Paul Fox’s THE DARK HOURS and Christopher Smith’s CREEP starring Franka Potente, as well as a regional premiere of the acclaimed Australian horror film WOLF CREEK by Greg McLean.

Fantastic Fest (October 6-9) is a new four-day international genre film festival devoted to sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and animation. It was conceived by co-chairs Paul Alvarado-Dykstra and Tim McCanlies (The Iron Giant, Secondhand Lions), and is presented by the Alamo Drafthouse South under the direction of Tim League (“#1 Theater Doing It Right” – Entertainment Weekly). They comprise a programming team that also includes Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool News), Matt Dentler (SXSW Film Festival) and Kier-La Janisse (Cinemuerte Film Festival). Fantastic Fest is sponsored by Milkshake Media, Ain’t It Cool News and Jackson Walker. (Additional films t.b.a. soon.)

For more info, visit the Fantastic Fest website.

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