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2011 Altered States Bumper Contest
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2011 Altered States Bumper Contest

It’s that time again! Every year Fantastic Fest hosts a bumper creation where we invite YOU to create the most outrageous thirty second video that you can come up with. We use as many entries as we can and put them on screen at the start of each screening during the festival with the goal of making sure that unlike *other* festivals the audiences at Fantastic Fest don’t have to sit through the same 6 or 7 bumpers over and over and over again.

Thanks for the memories, Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival!
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Thanks for the memories, Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival!

Lars Nilsen here. I just returned from Slovenia and a trip to the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival. When I first received the invitation I think I sort of glossed over the wine part. I thought, “Oh, a film festival with wine. Fun.” But I hadn’t quite understood that it meant that as a jury member I’d also be judging the wines of the region, many of them. Very good ones. I did my level best to balance the demands of being a conscientious judge, representative of Fantastic Fest and wine swiller but it was a demanding detail so I apologize in advance if my memories are a little cloudy.

Just confirmed: Monkeys Will Begin Their Revolution At Mason Park
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Just confirmed: Monkeys Will Begin Their Revolution At Mason Park

We've just confirmed that our fine furry friends from Gallery Furniture and Westside Tennis will be returning to the Alamo Drafthouse — Mason Park on Friday, August 5 to hang out with visitors — flaunting their superior dexterity skills. Who says RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES isn't a true story?