Fantastic Fest 2013 kicks off this week in Austin, Texas -- every year, Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and his selection committee choose a variety of genre films to present to movie fans and Drafthouse devotees at the festival, which takes place this year at the recently opened Lakeline location in North Austin. Fantastic Fest is the kind of festival where you'll see everything from Keanu Reeves' new martial arts film, 'Man of Tai Chi,' to independent gems like 'Detective Downs' (a movie about a private investigator with Downs Syndrome), and festival favorites like 'Escape from Tomorrow,' which was filmed guerrilla-style at Disneyland.
We had a chance to chat with Mr. League about what we can expect at this year's festival, the movie he's most excited to share with attendees, and the big events he has in store.
The red band trailer for 'The ABCs of Death' is here, and really, we wouldn't expect anything less than a mind-numbing assault on the senses, even in trailer form.
Don't you hate it when people show up late to the movie theater? The folks at the famed Alamo Drafthouse do, too, which is why the theater chain's latest policy forbids late arrivals, so you better get your butt into that theater in a timely fashion.
It's about time Mondo got into the Batman business. The boutique art arm of the Alamo Drafthouse has an exclusive poster (and variant!) for 'The Dark Knight Rises,' available only at this year's Comic Con!
The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, which has recently announced that it's expanding into places like San Francisco and Colorado, has now revealed that it's hitting its biggest market yet: New York City!