By MICHAEL GINGOLD
For its sixth annual installment, the Ithaca Fantastik festival in upstate New York is running a full 10 days and showcasing a wide variety of frightening and fantastical features (including Graham Skipper’s SEQUENCE BREAK, pictured) and shorts. The complete rundown of films has now been revealed.
Ithaca Fantastik 2017 takes place November 3-12 in Ithaca, NY, and will also include an art show called The Strange Colors of Gilles Vranckx, featuring the art of the Belgian illustrator who created posters for AMER, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, LET THE CORPSES TAN and others. Vranckx will be on hand for the exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, November 9. The features to be shown are:
THE ENDLESS (Ithaca Premiere)
Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson, U.S.
THE CRESCENT (Ithaca Premiere)
Seth A. Smith, Canada
I REMEMBER YOU (Ithaca Premiere)
Óskar Thór Axelsson, Iceland
PIN CUSHION (East Coast Premiere)
Deborah Haywood, UK
VAMPYR VIDAR (East Coast Premiere)
Thomas Aske Berg & Fredrik Waldeland, Norway
FREDDY/EDDY (East Coast Premiere)
Tini Tüllmann, Germany
FRIENDLY BEAST (U.S. Premiere)
Gabriela Amaral, Brazil
LES AFFAMÉS (East Coast Premiere)
Robin Aubert, Canada
SNOWFLAKE (East Coast Premiere) With producer Eric Sonnenburg in attendance!
Adolfo J. Kolmerer, Germany
OPENING & CLOSING
TRAGEDY GIRLS (Ithaca Premiere)
Tyler McIntyre, U.S.
A DAY (East Coast Premiere)
Sun-Ho Cho, South Korea
HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE (Ithaca Premiere)
Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany
INFLAME (East Coast Premiere)
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, Turkey
LET THE CORPSES TAN (East Coast Premiere)
Bruno Forzani/Hélène Cattet, Belgium
NOVEMBER (Ithaca Premiere)
Rainer Sarnet, Iceland/Estonia
TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (East Coast Premiere)
Issa López, Mexico
TOP KNOT DETECTIVE (Ithaca Premiere)
Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce, Australia/Japan
Fantastik Documentary: FOREVER LOVE!
BIGHT OF THE TWIN (Ithaca Premiere)
Hazel Hill McCarthy III, U.S.
LOVE AND SAUCERS (East Coast Premiere)
Brad Abrahams, U.S.
BRAVESTORM (North American Premiere)
Junya Okabe, Japan
SAMURAI RAUNI (North American Premiere)
Mika Rättö, Finland
ZOMBIOLOGY (Ithaca Premiere)
Alan Lo, Hong Kong
KALEIDOSCOPE (East Coast Premiere)
Rupert Jones, UK
JAILBREAK (East Coast Premiere)
Jimmy Henderson, Cambodia
LOWLIFE (East Coast Premiere)
Ryan Prows, U.S.
SEQUENCE BREAK (Ithaca Premiere) With director Graham Skipper in attendance!
Graham Skipper, U.S.
MY FRIEND DAHMER (Ithaca Premiere)
Marc Meyers, U.S.
BLUE UNDERGROUND PRESENTS with Bill Lustig in attendance!
DEATH LINE (Ithaca Premiere) With director Gary Sherman in attendance!
Gary Sherman, UK (1972)
DEAD OF NIGHT 4K Restoration (North American Premiere)
Bob Clark, (1974)
MON MON MON MONSTER (New York Premiere)
Giddens Ko, Taiwan
ITALIANO PSICHEDELIKO: Retrospective
Armando Crispino, 1975
Corrado Farina, 1973
Tinto Brass, 1967
Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli 1975
Dario Argento, 1977
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966
Mario Bava, 1968
For more info, head over to the fest’s official website.