Fantasia 2011 is Go: Red State, Attack The Block, The Wicker Tree and more

 
 

I am very excited to make my way to Montreal in mid July for at least a portion of the mega-sized Fantasia Film Festival.

The initial press release promises thus far for an interesting mix of genres and guests, including Kevin Smith’s Red State to kick things off (hey, that’s a big step up from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice last year!) as well as The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy will be doing a panel/conversation with Hardware‘s Richard Stanley on his often delayed, but now complete follow-up, The Wicker Tree which will make its world premiere. John Landis is being honored for lifetime achievement (insert controversy).

The wonderfully tight Scottish thriller A Lonely Place to Die (Kurt’s Review) is going to make its Canadian debut. Shunji Iwai’s (All About Lilly Chou Chou) Cannes-debuted Vampire is on the docket, as well as Brit-fantasy Burke & Hare.

Also making appearances is the much hyped (in geek circles) Attack The Block, Takashi Miike’s Ninja Kids!!! and the oddly titled new film from Johnnie To, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. (We have no doubts that you will, Johnnie!)

More (much more) is in the press release which is tucked under the seat.
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New York, I Love You Trailer

New York, I Love YouI knew that at some point we’d posted a trailer for the anthology film New York, I Love You what I didn’t realize was that that trailer was posted a year ago.

The film premiered at TIFF last year and Kurt foresaw the film would open early in 2009 but for some reason, reviews perhaps?, it was shelved and forgotten until today when a sexy discombobulated new trailer appeared. With acting and directing contributions from a long list of talented folk (Park Chan-Wook, The Hughes Brothers, Faith Akin, Mira Nair, Yvan Attal, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Andrei Zvyanginstev, Brett Ratner, Shia LeBeouf, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Anton Yelchin, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Chris Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Robin Wright Penn, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Olivia Thirlby) this is bound to have a little something for everyone.

The trailer is not exactly eye popping but it certainly looks nice and I have love for much of the talent involved so I’m game. I still haven’t seen Paris, je t’aime but I may have to check it out before being sucked into this one.

New York, I Love You is scheduled for limited release on October 16th.

Now, who’s working on a Vancouver, I Love You?

Trailer is tucked under the seat!

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