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Fantasia 2015’s 2nd Titles Wave Includes We Are Still Here, The Invitation

11 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 19th Fantasia International Film Festival is right around the corner. Though the full lineup for the festival won't be unveiled until early next month, the second wave of Fantasia titles have been revealed and horror fans have a lot to look forward to.

Press Release: "Montreal, June 11, 2015 – The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

Fantasia's complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we're thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Derek Anderson

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Fantasia Fest’S 2015 Line-up Will Melt Your Brain

11 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

From The Official Press Release:

Fantasia’s complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we’re thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes that the only way to break the monotony of his daily life by reuniting with his old gang. This is a funny and heartfelt meditation on growing old that only the master of Japanese cinema could deliver. International Premiere

 A Special Screening »

- BJ Colangelo

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Fantasia Film Festival announces second wave of titles

11 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A little over one month away, the Fantasia Film Festival announced it’s second wave of titles this morning. Fantasia Film Festival holds a special place in the hearts of Sound on Sight and we could not be more excited for their upcoming edition which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Arguably the largest genre film festival in the world, Fantasia will run from July 14th to August 4th this year and feature a large number of world and international premieres. The full-lineup, including special events, will be announced on July 7th.

From the official press release, here are some titles we can now look forward to:

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Justine Smith

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Fantasia announces second wave of titles

11 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, Ringo Lam’s Wild City and Miguel Angel Vivas’ Extinction among titles playing at Montreal’s genre film festival.

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the second wave of titles for its upcoming 19th edition, taking place in Montreal from July 14-Aug 4.

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen will receive its international premiere at this year’s event, while the festival will also host the world premieres of Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, David Keating’s Cherry Tree, Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity, Victor Zarcoff’s Slumlord and Bite from Chad Archibald and the team behind Anti-Social.

The world premiere of Miguel Angel Vivas’ English language debut Extinction headlines a heightened focus on Spanish cinema at this year’s Fantasia, with other titles including Marshland and Shrew’s Nest.

Other notable titles in the second wave include Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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All Black Women Horror Anthology, 7 Magpies gets Rae Dawn Chong to Direct

29 May 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The contemporary resurgence of the horror anthology has come under a bit of scrutiny in its lack of representation in filmmakers, which then led to the now in-production Xx, an all women-directed omnibus featuring Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama and more. Still, the black horror filmmaker, and often the black horror fan, can remain overlooked. Which…

The post All Black Women Horror Anthology, 7 Magpies gets Rae Dawn Chong to Direct appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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[Sff ’15 Capsule Review] ‘The Invitation’ Is a Seething Slow Burn

8 May 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

While I really dug Karyn Kusama’s last film, the Diablo Cody scripted Jennifer’s Body, it seemed like a lot of people didn’t feel the same way solely because it was trendy to trash Megan Fox (it still is, isn’t it?). Either way, all bets are off six years later with Kusama’s latest film The Invitation […] »

- Patrick Cooper

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Stanley Film Festival 2015: Karyn Kusama Returns With The Invitation

2 May 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I've missed Karyn Kusama. I adored her last film, the Diablo Cody scripted Jennifer's Body, and really feel like it was the victim of some ill-timed Megan Fox backlash. I felt like Kusama displayed a masterful control over that film's mixed tone and generally provided something I got a lot of entertainment out of (I've now seen it at least four times). Whether or not you liked that film is almost irrelevant in this case, since The Invitation is an entirely different matter altogether. Starring Michiel Huisman, Logan Marshall-Green and Tammy Blanchard, the film tells the increasingly tense story of a man invited to a dinner party in his former home. The script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi plays almost all of its cards right and shit, as they say, hits the fan. The Invitation played last night at the Concert Hall on the site of the Stanley Film »

- Evan Dickson

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Stanley Film Festival 2015: Panels and Visionary Award Announced

21 April 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week I reported on the 2015 lineup of the Stanley Film Festival and gave a detailed rundown on why you should absolutely attend. But Stanley is more than just screenings, scavenger hunts, and parties - there's also plenty to learn from some of the top horror filmmakers in the business. People like Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation) and Leigh Whannell (writer of Saw and director of Insidious: Chapter 3) will be onhand along with producers of films like V/H/S and development execs from Blumhouse. Check out the panel details below. Also, this year's visionary award will be presented to Tom Quinn, the co-president of RADiUS-twc. Having had a hand in films like It Follows, Let the Right One In, Snowpiercer and House of the Devil, it's safe to say Quinn knows a thing or two about horror as well. You can get tickets and rooms for the Stanley Film Festival here. »

- Evan Dickson

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Gamechanger Films Finds Success With Fund for Female-Helmed Features

21 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gotham’s Gamechanger Films has already proved it has game. Launched in August 2013, the equity financing fund for female-helmed fiction features came out of the gate with Martha Stephens’ co-directorial debut, “Land Ho!” The Iceland-set road comedy premiered at Sundance in 2014. Picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, it went on to win the Film Independent John Cassavetes Award. And at the recent SXSW, Gamechanger-backed “An Invitation,” above, from Karyn Kusama and “Fresno” from Jamie Babbit premiered. Drafthouse Films just picked up “Invitation.”

Not bad for the first round of funding from 36 equity partners that underwrote a five-film slate.

According to Gamechanger president Mynette Louie: “Our primary challenge is that when the industry and filmmakers hear ‘film fund for women,’ they assume that we make ‘chick flicks’ — not that there’s anything wrong with those, in spite of what most film critics (80% of whom are men) think. There are a »

- Thelma Adams

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Stanley Film Festival Announces Visionary Award Recipient, Panels and Jurors

20 April 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're less than two weeks away from the start of the Stanley Film Festival and it's been officially announced that Tom Quinn will be the recipient of their Visionary Award. We also have details on the festival's panels and jurors:

April 20, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today it will honor Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS-twc as its 2015 Visionary Award Winner. Quinn is behind this year’s breakout horror title It Follows as well as other genre heavy hitters such as Snowpiercer, Blue Ruin and Only God Forgives. The Visionary award is given to a figure in contemporary horror who is making forward-thinking contributions that elevate the genre and provides a platform for new, innovative artists to create work. Previous recipients include Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood, co-founders of SpectreVision (2014) and Eli Roth (2013). Quinn, »

- Jonathan James

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Drafthouse Lands The Invitation

7 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having made a huge impression when it screened at the SXSW Film Festival last month, the worldwide rights to psychological thriller The Invitation have been secured by Drafthouse Films – a move that will enable wider audiences to experience the story. The film is the fourth feature from director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Aeon Flux, Jennifer’s Body) and is written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Clash Of The Titans).

The Invitation centres on Will, a man who once enjoyed a happy family life with his wife, Eden, and their young son. This happiness ended, however, when tragedy befell their child and Eden subsequently disappeared. When she reappears, suddenly, after a two year absence, Eden brings with her a new husband, a new group of friends, and what seems to be an entirely new sense of self. At Eden’s invitation, Will attends a dinner party at her home, gradually coming »

- Sarah Myles

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Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation Acquired by Drafthouse Films

6 April 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

People don't always change for the better, and at a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife and her new husband, Will suspects that the former love of his life has changed in a twisted way. An evening get-together could have something sinister on the menu in The Invitation, the new movie from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body) that premiered in the Midnighters section at this year's SXSW Film Festival and has now been picked up by Drafthouse Films for a worldwide release (likely in 2016):

Press Release - "Beating out several other distributors, Drafthouse Films has secured worldwide rights to Karyn Kusama’s acclaimed thriller The Invitation, which opened the Midnight section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. The film has been well received by critics and audiences alike, landing on several “Best of SXSW” lists.

For Kusama, who first made her mark with Girlfight, the film represents a return to her independent roots. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Invitation Picked Up By Drafthouse Films

6 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, which debuted last month at SXSW, has been acquired for worldwide distribution by Drafthouse Films, according to Variety. Logan Marshall-Green stars as a man who accepts an invitation to a reunion of old friends at the house where he once lived. Once there, he becomes suspicious of the motivation of the invitees -- his ex-wife and her new beau -- and the evening becomes more intense as time wears on. The film received mostly positive critical notices, though my own review (linked below) was a bit less positive. Kusama, who previously directed Girlfight and Jennifer's Body, takes chances on a different type of narrative, and the performances are uniformly fine, though I had qualms about how things played out. Still it's...

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Drafthouse Films accepts ‘The Invitation’

6 April 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drafthouse Films is understood to have paid low seven figures for the SXSW thriller from Girlfight director Karyn Kusama.

The Invitation stars Logan Marshall-Green as a haunted man who attends a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and new husband.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote and produced with Martha Griffin along with Nick Spicer of Xyz Films. Gamechanger Films financed The Invitation in association with Lege Artis.

ICM Partners and Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films negotiated the deal with James Emanuel Shapiro of Drafthouse Films.

Xyz Films holds international rights. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Drafthouse Films Lands Karyn Kusama’s SXSW Midnight Hit The Invitation

6 April 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Good news for fans anxious to see Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama’s new film, The Invitation (review)! After making a splash as a SXSW Midnighter the flick has scored distro! Read on for details. From the Press Release: Beating out… Continue Reading →

The post Drafthouse Films Lands Karyn Kusama’s SXSW Midnight Hit The Invitation appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Drafthouse Films Will Release Excellent SXSW Thriller ‘The Invitation’

6 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Karyn Kusama returns this year with The Invitation, which impressed the hell out of me when it debuted in the Midnight program at the recent SXSW film festival. The film watches as a couple (Logan Marshall-Green and Emayatzy Corinealdi) heads to a dinner party thrown by the guy’s former wife and her new partner […]

The post Drafthouse Films Will Release Excellent SXSW Thriller ‘The Invitation’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Drafthouse Films Acquires Karyn Kusama's SXSW Midnight Hit 'The Invitation'

6 April 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Drafthouse Films beat out several other distributors for the worldwide rights to Karyn Kusama's thriller "The Invitation," which opened the Midnight section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.  Read Also: SXSW Women Directors: Meet Karyn Kusama - "The Invitation" Logan Marshall Green ("Prometheus") stars as a haunted man attending a dinner party at his former home. Paranoia sets in as the night wears on because the man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have a treacherous agenda. The film also stars Tammy Blanchard ("Into the Woods"), Michael Huisman ("Game of Thrones"), Emayatzy Corinealdi ("Middle of Nowhere") and John Carroll Lynch ("American Horror Story"). "'The Invitation' has remained under our skin since we first saw it and we're honored that we'll be able to share with audiences everywhere," said Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro.  The film marks Kusama's ("Girlfight") »

- Helen Z. Carefoot

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Drafthouse Films Takes Kusama’s Thriller, The Invitation

6 April 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Following its strongly-received SXSW World Premiere, Karyn Kusama’s terrific, somber thriller The Invitation will see release through Drafthouse Films. The distributor, which currently has the great monster romance Spring in release, has acquired worldwide rights to The Invitation, The Wrap reports. In the moody thriller, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) returns to his old home for…

The post Drafthouse Films Takes Kusama’s Thriller, The Invitation appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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SXSW Midnight Pic ‘The Invitation’ Accepted By Drafthouse; Bond/360 Boards ‘The Perfect 14′

6 April 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Drafthouse Films has acquired worldwide rights to Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, which had its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Midnight section. The deal for the Girlfight director’s latest pic was low seven figures. No release date plans have been announced. Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) stars in the thriller as a haunted man attending a dinner party at the house he once called home, who becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife and her new husband are… »

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Logan Marshall-Green Thriller ‘The Invitation’ Sells to Drafthouse Films

6 April 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a competitive situation, Drafthouse Films has secured worldwide rights to Karyn Kusama’s well-received thriller “The Invitation,” which opened the Midnight section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Logan Marshall-Green (“Prometheus”) stars as a haunted man attending a dinner party at the house he once called home, who becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife and her new husband are harboring an insidious agenda. Tammy Blanchard (“Into the Woods”), Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”), Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere”) and John Carroll Lynch (“Zodiac”) also star. For Kusama, who first made her mark with “Girlfight,” the film represents a return to. »

- Jeff Sneider

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