The Alamo Drafthouse has “severed all ties” with Fantastic Fest co-founder and Ain’t It Cool News founder/editor Harry Knowles following allegations of sexual misconduct, according to an email Drafthouse founder Tim League sent the night of Sept. 25 to Fantastic Fest attendees.
This comes as the Drafthouse continues to deal with fallout after it was revealed on Sept. 11 that Devin Faraci, who resigned from the Drafthouse-owned Birth.Movies.Death last year after his own groping accusation, had been working again at the company.
In the email, League also proposes a new Fantastic Fest board of directors headed up by longtime Drafthouse employee/Fantastic Fest programmer Kristin Bell.
Here is League’s letter in full:
In addition, Knowles has been voted out of the Austin Film Critics Association, an organization of which I am a member. (Former Statesman film critics have been members as are contemporary Statesman freelancers.)View full experience