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SXFANTASTIC Announces Mind-Bending Midnighters at SXSW

SXFantastic, a series of midnight films programmed by Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US, announces five titles for the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. The 2011 SXFantastic lineup continues the Fantastic Fest tradition of delivering the best and most unique action, horror, thriller, sci-fi and just plain fantastic films, from emerging talent to returning Fantastic Fest filmmaker favorites.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with SXSW for the third year in a row and bring Fantastic Fest’s special blend of films to SXFantastic. We’re excited to welcome returning Fantastic Fest filmmakers like Ben Wheatley and to introduce festival audiences to new genre voices from at home and around the world,” says Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League.

"We love the addition of SXFantastic to our midnight programming," said SXSW Film Conference & Festival Producer Janet Pierson. "It offers the SXSW audiences a taste of the undeniably wild and singularly out-of-this-worldness of Fantastic Fest."

SXFantastic was the home of last year's world premieres of Gareth Edward's indie genre sensation MONSTERS and the much buzzed about A SERBIAN FILM.

COLD SWEAT/ SUDOR FRIO (International Premiere, Argentina)
Director Adrián García Bogliano
What do you do if you are a right-wing Argentinean terrorist and your state-sanctioned organization is disbanded? We can’t say, but it involves chatrooms, bare breasts and a generous slathering of nitro-glycerine.

GEORGE THE HEDGEHOG/ JEZ JERZY (International Premiere, Poland)
Director Wojciech Wawszczyk
Jez Jerzy is a skateboarding hedgehog who likes to drink beer and fondle breasts. He finds it hard to pursue his passions, however, while being tormented by neo-nazi skinheads, mad scientists and a drooling, flatulent clone of himself.

KILL LIST (World Premiere, UK)
Director Ben Wheatley
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer, Jay, is pressured by his partner, Gal, into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again - his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.

LITTLE DEATHS (North American Premiere, UK)
Directors Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson and Simon Rumley
A provocative, cutting-edge horror/thriller that explores the lives of three couples who are immersed in twisted games of psycho-sexual obsession and revenge resulting in a price, which inevitably must be paid.

THE FP (World Premiere, USA)
Directors Brandon and Jason Trost
For years an underground war has raged for dominance over the town of Frazier Park between two clans. Dominance isn't determined through fistfights or petty brawls, but the dancing video game Beat-Beat Revelation.


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