Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ To Open Fantastic Fest, First Wave Of Programming Unveiled

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Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ To Open Fantastic Fest, First Wave Of Programming Unveiled
Fantastic Fest, the touchstone of envelope-pushing genre films, has released its first wave of programming and revealed that Taikai Waititi’s anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit will be opening the 15th edition of the Austin-based film festival which kicks off September 19 and continues through September 26.

Jojo Rabbit, which will make its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest, tells the story of a lonely young boy growing up in World War II Germany. He finds his world-view turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (played by Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

In addition, Jim Mickle will return to the fest to present the World Premiere of In the Shadow of the Moon, a mind-bending sci-fi film starring Boyd Holbrook as a Philadelphia police officer who begins tracking a serial killer
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