First Wave of Features Announced for 2016 Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival #SUDSandCIN

Little Rock, AR - The Film Society of Little Rock is excited to announce the first wave of feature film programming for Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival, happening April 7-10, 2016 in Little Rock, AR at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema.

Fantastic Cinema's first wave features critically acclaimed films, festival award winners, and one or two that have proved to be highly entertaining at more than a few festivals!

Passes are now on sale at www.fantasticcinema.com/passes.

In case you missed it you can see our exciting short film lineup here:
http://www.fantasticcinema.com/latest-updates/2016/3/2/2016-fantastic-cinema-official-selections-the-shorts

Here's a quick look at the first wave of features. Click here to read more about the films on our Fantastic Cinema website. And look for another wave of features to be announced in the coming days!


THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK
D: JOEL POTRYKUS | USA | 82 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Official Selection of South by Southwest (SXSW)

"7 Hidden Gems in the 2016 SXSW Features Lineup" ~ Indiewire

ARROWHEAD
D: JESSE O’BRIEN | AUSTRALIA | 95 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Official Selection of Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, SciFi Film Festival (Australia) –WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM

"Driven by the DNA of a dozen sci-fi classics while pulsating with its own original life force, Arrowhead is both a love-letter to the adventurous space visions of yore and one giant leap into the genre’s future." ~ Screen-Space

BUNNY THE KILLER THING
D: JOONAS MAKKONEN | FINLAND | 88 MIN | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Official Selection of Fantasia Film Festival, Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival, Morbido Film Fest, Monster Fest, Arizona Underground Film Festival – WINNER BEST EXPLOITATION FILM, Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival – WINNER MADNESS AWARD BEST FILM

"Goofy, irreverent, and delightfully perverted, Bunny the Killer Thing provides the exact kind of over-the-top sense of humor that makes films of this nature resonate with audiences." ~ Cinema Slasher

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
D: NICOLAS PESCE | USA | 77 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
DRAMA | HORROR
Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival

"'The Eyes of My Mother' is the Discovery of This Year's Festival" ~ Indiewire
"...highly original horror fable is the stuff of very beautiful nightmares." ~ Variety

THE FITS
D: ANNA ROSE HOLMER| USA | 72 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Official Selection of Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films

"Anna Rose Holmer's promising debut feature crafts a meticulous mood of psychological isolation and beguiling mystery." ~ Variety
"The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival" ~ Indiewire

“…IN THE DARK”
D: DAVID SPALTRO | USA | 81 MIN | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Official Selection of Buffalo International Film Festival – WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD, New Jersey Film Festival – WINNER BEST FEATURE, Macabre Faire Film Festival - BEST ACTRESS, Fiona Horrigan

"...IN THE DARK is a movie that boasts a good story and strong cast, as well as a dark atmosphere and some genuinely scary moments. Both horror and drama fans should find much to enjoy in this film," ~ TwitchFilm

KILLER RACK
D: GREGORY LAMBERSON | USA | 98 MIN | ARKANSAS PREMIERE
Official Selection of Eerie Horror Film Festival, Fright Night Film Festival, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, Crimson Scream Film Festival

"The film has plenty of sexuality, gore, humor, and some Lovecraftian horror tossed in for good measure.  This could be the years best date movie!" ~ Horror Society

LAKE NOWHERE
D: CHRISTOPHER PHELPS | USA | 51 MIN | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Official Selection of Art of Brooklyn Film Festival – WINNER BEST DIRECTOR, Eerie Horror Fest, Ithaca International Fantastic Fest

"...a little slice of heaven for fans of vintage bloodfests." ~ Fangoria

LOST CONQUEST
D: MIKE SCHOLTZ | USA | 70 MIN | LR PREMIEREOfficial Selection of Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Mirror Mountain Film Festival - WINNER BEST FEATURE, Flyway Film Festival - WINNER FLYWAY AXE AWARD FOR BEST MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN FILM

"...it reveals a surprisingly touching and contemplative story of self-discovery and history that really has nothing to do with Vikings." ~ Next Projection


ABOUT FANTASTIC CINEMA & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Fantastic Cinema celebrates storytelling, imagination and innovation in all genre films. Bring us your magical, your scary, your alien, your frightening, your mutation, your fantastic; we want it all.

Fantastic Cinema is Film Society of Little Rock’s home for bold visionaries who are not afraid to take risks in order to create films that inspire, challenge, and thrill our audiences.

Also in 2016, along with the fantastic movies, we are excited to add an exciting new component to the festival… the best craft beer in the state of Arkansas!

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival will combine two passionate fan bases that are a natural fit and will become a festival destination for Arkansans and the surrounding region!

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival will be held April 7-10, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema.  For more information visit:www.fantasticcinema.com and follow on Facebook at Fantastic Cinema Film Festival (fb.me/fantasticcinemafilmfestival) and Twitter @FanCinemaFest.

Passes for the festival are now available for sale on our website at www.fantasticcinema.com/passes.

For media specific inquiries regarding Fantastic Cinema, please contact:

Tracy Whitaker, Director of PR
tracy@filmsocietylr.com