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Fantastic Fest Tour hits the road

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

The rest of the country will soon get a taste of Fantastic Fest without having to leave their towns. America’s premiere genre film festival will take to the road in November for the inaugural Fantastic Fest Tour, which will screen fest titles in every Drafthouse market around the country. That means Austin will get a second serving of the fest, with the general public now having a chance to get into see films from the fest that is always a very tough ticket to secure.

The list of eight films slated to screen include E.L. Katz’s pitch-black comedy “Cheap Thrills,” starring David Koechner; Ari Folman’s live-action/animated hybrid film “The Congress,” a satire of modern Hollywood starring Robin Wright; and Fantastic Fest regular Eugenio Mira’s “Grand Piano,” the gripping tale of a concert pianist targeted for assassination on the night of his final performance, starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack.

“We wanted to bring the excitement of Fantastic Fest to other cities around the country,” said Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest founder Tim League. “Genre film fans will get a sneak peak at this year’s hands-down craziest and wickedly enjoyable movies.”

For a complete list of films and showtimes, visit Drafthouse.com.