Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming and Retrospective Spotlight!

Art by Steve Ellis

The Ithaca Fantastik festival is back for it’s sixth year. The ten-day film, art, and music festival (November 3-12) aims to bring the best of fantastic culture to upstate NY by with a selection of international films, community organized concerts, and diverse art exhibitions. The film line-up is off to a great start with this first wave of titles, along with a bunch of classic Italian exploitation films to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Suspiria!

​​​SAMURAI RAUNI

The first weekend kicks off with their CINEMA PUR miniseries of must-watch genre fair:
BIGHT OF THE TWIN
(Ithaca Premiere)
Hazel Hill McCarthy III, US

THE CRESCENT (Ithaca Premiere)
Seth A. Smith, Canada

HAGAZUSSA (Ithaca Premiere)
Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany

INFLAME (East Coast Premiere)
Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik, Turkey

SAMURAI RAUNI (North American Premiere)
Mika Ratto, Finland

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (East Coast Premiere)
Issa Lopez, Mexico

TRAGEDY GIRLS

The second spans the globe with its horror selection:
A DAY (East Coast Premiere)
Sun-Ho Cho, South Korea

THE ENDLESS (Ithaca Premiere)
Benson and Moorhead, USA

I REMEMBER YOU (Ithaca Premiere)
Oskar Thor Axelsson, Iceland

SEQUENCE BREAK (Ithaca Premiere)
Graham Skipper, USA

TRAGEDY GIRLS (Ithaca Premiere)
Tyler McIntyre, UK

BRAVE STORM

For their midnight series, check out:
BRAVE STORM (North American premiere)
Junya Okabe, Japan

ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT (Ithaca Premiere)
Alan Lo, Hong Kong

SUSPIRIA

The ITALIANO PSICHEDELIKO retrospective will include the following classics:
AUTOPSY
Armando Crispino, 1975

BABA YAGA
Corrado Farina, 197

DEADLY SWEET
Tinto Brass, 1967

LE ORME
Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli, 1975

SUSPIRIA
Dario Argento, 1977

Head over to their website for more Fantastik announcements and additional programming.