Fantastic Fest announced its second wave of programming Tuesday, including the world premiere of Spanish director Eugenio Mira’s "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack.
Wood, who’s a new Austin resident and a longtime fan of the festival, plays a renowned concert pianist who returns to the stage for a final performance, but becomes the target of a sadistic sniper (John Cusack).
Also joining the lineup is Israeli director Ari Folman’s "The Congress," starring Robin Wright in an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s science-fiction novel. Folman is best known as the director of the animated film "Waltz With Bashir."
"A Field in England," directed by Ben Wheatley.
"Afflicted," from Canada’s Clif Prowse.
"Almost Human," directed by Joe Begos and dealing with a man who wreaks havoc upon a small town.
"Blue Ruin," from director Jeremy Sauliner, focusing on a homeless man who seeks to avenge his dead parents.
"Coherence," from James Ward Byrkit
"Goldberg and Eisenberg," directed by Israel’s Oren Carmi.
"Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero," from Japan’s Yuichi Fukuda.
"Maruyama the Middle Schooler," from Kankuro Kudo.
"Mirage Men," a documentary about UFOs from John Lundberg.
‘O’Apostolo," a stop-motion Spanish film from Fernando Cortizo.
"Our Heroes Die Tonight," from France’s David Perrault.
"Patrick," an Australian film directed by Mark Hartley and focuses on a telekinetic guy named Patrick.
"Proxy," a Zack Parker thriller.
"Spetic Man," from Jesse Thomas Cook and dealing with a plumber who undergoes a transformation when trapped inside a septic tank.
"Tales from the Organ Trade," a documentary about organ trafficking, narrated by David Cronenberg and directed by Ric Bienstock.
"Why Don’t You Play in Hell," directed by Fantastic Fest favorite Sion Sono.
"Witching & Bitching," from Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia. It deals with a group of thieves who do battle with a coven of witches.
Fantastic Fest will be held from Sept. 19 through 26 at the Alamo Lakeline.