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2010-08-27 11:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest welcomes a bayou-dwelling psycho-killer, a disturbed housemaid, Muay Thai bone-crushers, blood-sucking vampires, undocumented immigrants, cannibal families, and more to its genre-bending lineup of mind blowing films for 2010. The lineup includes a Gala Screening for Stone on Friday, September 24 at The Paramount Theatre with Edward Norton, director John Curran and more in attendance. (Logo:...

2010-08-25 11:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest will host a Gala Screening of Buried at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, September 23, with Ryan Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortes in attendance, as part of their opening night programming of the festival. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/FFLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/FFLOGO) Buried, which Lionsgate will release in select theaters on September 24th and wide on October 8th, stars...

2010-08-17 11:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce the opening night film will be the U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). The red carpet event will take place on Thursday, September 23 at The Paramount Theatre with director Matt Reeves and cast members in attendance. (Logo:...

2010-07-14 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi's® brand present the 2010 Rolling Roadshow, a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screening experiences pairing everyone's favorite films with the famous locations where they were shot or set. This year, the Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi's® brand have partnered to champion some of cinema's most celebrated workers. "We Are All Workers" is the underlying theme of...

2010-05-31 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The creator of what Texas Monthly has dubbed "the most important film festival in America" announces he is returning to his starring role as CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema brand, effective immediately. Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and mastermind behind the nationally acclaimed Fantastic Fest film festival, will assume brand and creative leadership for the company after a five-year hiatus. He will replace former Alamo...


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