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Fantastic Fest Alums: Catching Up With The Class of 2006
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Fantastic Fest Alums: Catching Up With The Class of 2006

It’s August, and Fantastic Fest crests on the horizon like the brilliant first light of morning. A simile like this would seem flowery and overzealous if not for the fact that Fantastic Fest is in fact the greatest film festival in the universe—oh that’s right Zaxon 7, I said it—and we film geeks furiously count down the days leading to its return. But in our excitement to reach another September and all the bountiful glories there contained, every now and again it’s nice to reflect on Fantastic Fest past like some weird Dickensian ghost and check in with some of the filmmakers to see what they’ve been up to.

Pay tribute to John Hughes with special 35mm screening of SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
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Pay tribute to John Hughes with special 35mm screening of SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

It's been two years since the world was robbed of one of its greatest screenwriters. Celebrate the life and work of John Hughes at the Alamo Drafthouse this August with a one-night only screening of SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, his classic high school romance starring Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson and Mary Stuart Masterson. Plus, learn details about an upcoming Houston appearance by Master Pancake Theater.