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American Animals

AMERICAN ANIMALS is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends fro... READ MORE

Directed by: Bart Layton

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: DCP

The Appearance

World Premiere | Cast and crew in attendance for a post-film Q&AMateho (Jake Stormoen), an officer of the Inquisition and rational man of science, visits a remote monastery to investigate a bizarr... READ MORE

Directed by: Kurt Knight

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Await Further Instructions

World Premiere | Director Johnny Kevorkian in attendance for a post-film Q&ATake the techno-paranoia of Black Mirror, add the intergalactic body horror of John Carpenter's THE THING, adapt them in... READ MORE

Directed by: Johnny Kevorkian

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

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The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man

Midwest Premiere | Director Tommy Avallone in attendance for a post-film Q&AYou've heard the tales--random chance encounters with funny man Billy Murray--some of which sound more like urban legend... READ MORE

Directed by: Tommy Avallone

Runtime: 70 mins

Format: DCP

Boogeyman Pop

World Premiere | Director Brad Michael Elmore in attendance for a post-film Q&ASet over the course of one summer weekend, a bat-wielding, masked killer in a rusted- out black Cadillac weaves in an... READ MORE

Directed by: Brad Michael Elmore

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Bound

Director/Writer Lana Wachowski in attendanceThree years before they delivered THE MATRIX (and redefined action movies forever), the Wachowski siblings offered up a sensual, razor-sharp film noir throw... READ MORE

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: 35mm

The Brink

North American PremiereReckless police inspector Tung (Zhang Jin) is on a mission to crack down on Shing's (Shawn Yue) gold-smuggling operation, yet fails to apprehend the criminal. As Tung continues... READ MORE

Directed by: Jonathan Li

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: DCP

The Captain

Midwest PremiereBased on a disturbing true story, the film follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform during the desperate fina... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: DCP

Clara's Ghost

Midwest PremiereIn a true family affair, actor Ted Reynolds (Chris Elliot) and Clara (his real-life wife Paula Niedert Elliott), his scattered, homemaker wife, welcome their 20-something daughters—a p... READ MORE

Directed by: Bridey Elliott

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: DCP

The Cop Baby

North American PremiereHaving failed a large covert operation and being cursed by a vengeful fortune teller, Major Chromov is trapped inside a baby's body. The only way for Major Chromov to return to... READ MORE

Directed by: Alexander Andrushenko

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

The Devil's Doorway

Midwest PremiereIf you spend much time on the horror film festival circuit, you know that we've had a fantastic infusion of Irish genre films over the past few years -- and this creepy, novel import f... READ MORE

Directed by: Aislinn Clarke

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Doctor X

Rare 35mm Screening | A part of Cinepocalypse 2018The great granddaddy of body horror movies, DOCTOR X is a 1932 genre mash-up that may as well have been grafted together on the operating table w... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Runtime: 76 mins

Format: 35mm

Empathy Inc.

World Premiere | Director Yedidya Gorsetman, Producer Josh Itzkowitz, and Writer Mark Leidner in attendanceIn this twisted, sometimes-brutal, black-and-white work from director Yedidya Gorsetman, hots... READ MORE

Directed by: Yedidya Gorsetman

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Gags

World Premiere | Director Adam Krause, Cast and Crew in attendance for a post-film Q&ARemember the photos of a horrifying clown in Wisconsin that went viral and ended up on the nightly news scarin... READ MORE

Directed by: Adam Krause

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Heavy Trip

Midwest PremiereHailing from a small village in Northern Finland, musician Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the an unknown heavy metal cover band, Impaled Rektum,... READ MORE

Directed by: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: DCP

Hover

World Premiere | Director Matt Osterman and Cleopatra Coleman in person for a post-film Q&ASet in a near future where environmental strain has caused food shortages around the world, the film envi... READ MORE

Directed by: Matt Osterman

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Howard the Duck

In 70mmIs it a guilty pleasure, a trainwreck, or a misunderstood masterpiece? The world may never agree, but there's one thing you can definitively say about George Lucas' cinematic interpretation of... READ MORE

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: 70mm

Judgment Night

Director Stephen Hopkins in attendanceAlready a veteran of rough, tough genre flicks after A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1985) and Predator 2 (1990), director Stephen Hopkins went with... READ MORE

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: DCP

Juice

Director Ernest R. Dickerson in person for a post-film Q&AAfter years of working as a celebrated cinematographer on such iconic films as John Sayles' THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET and Spike Lee'... READ MORE

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: 35mm

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

***Closing Night | The Chiodo Brothers in attendance for a post-film Q&A | 30th Anniversary Celebration***When you think of cult cinema in its purest, most deviant form, a handful of titles spring... READ MORE

Directed by: The Chiodo Brothers

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: 35mm

Luciferina

North American PremiereNineteen-year-old nun-in-training Natalia (newcomer Sofia Del Tuffo) reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. However, when she meets up with her sister and... READ MORE

Directed by: Gonzalo Calzada

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: DCP

Malicious

World Premiere | Director Michael Winnick in attendance for a post-film Q&AWhen young college professor Adam (Josh Stewart, THE COLLECTOR, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4) and his pregnant wife Lisa (Bojana... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Winnick

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Mountain

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do m... READ MORE

Directed by: Jennifer Peedom

Runtime: 74 mins

Format: DCP

A Prayer Before Dawn

Midwest PremiereBased on the remarkable true story of Billy Moore (Joe Cole), a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand's most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying wor... READ MORE

Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: DCP

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Midwest PremiereAstute horror fans know the long and colorful history of the Puppet Master franchise: kicked off in 1989 and boasting no less than ten wild sequels, it has blossomed into one of the mo... READ MORE

Directed by: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund

Runtime: 84 mins

Format: DCP

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday, June 27th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILThe year is 1936. Adolf Hitler is on a quest for the legendary Ark of the Covenan... READ MORE

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: Digital

The Ranger

Illinois PremiereJenn Wexler's feature debut THE RANGER has been tearing up film festivals across the South since its premiere at SXSW, and now this wildly energetic love letter to punk rock and '80s... READ MORE

Directed by: Jenn Wexler

Runtime: 77 mins

Format: DCP

Relaxer

Illinois PremiereWith the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie (Joshua Burge) is issued the ultimate challenge by his older brother (David Dastmalchen)--to conquer the unbeatable record se... READ MORE

Directed by: Joel Potrykus

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

The Russian Bride

World Premiere | Director Michael Ojeda in attendance for a post-film Q&AA Russian woman (Oksana Orlan) travels with her 11-year-old daughter (Kristina Pimenova) to America, with plans to marry an... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael S. Ojeda

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Satan's Slaves

Midwest PremiereJoko Anwar's remake of the 1980s Indonesian horror classic SATAN'S SLAVES proves that two things are universal: Nostalgia and the power of a good haunted house movie. Anwar uses every... READ MORE

Directed by: Joko Anwar

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: DCP

The Secret Poppo

U.S. PremiereIn this largely improvised comedy from the directors of MEATHEAD GOES HOGWILD, Hall of Fame Architect and untrained actor Nick Luzietti (also a Chicago local!) shines in easily the most p... READ MORE

Directed by: Nevi Cline, Zach Harris, Sean Pierce

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: DCP

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh

Midwest PremiereA small-town Ohio couple (Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington) thinks they've found the perfect, inexpensive Los Angeles apartment, except for one catch: the domicile is home to the ritual... READ MORE

Directed by: Vivieno Caldinelli

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Shorts Program: Short Trip to Hell

Shorts Featured in This Year's ProgramPAGE ONE - Dir: Don P. HooperSTAY - Dir: David MikalsonTHE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS - Dir: Anthony CousinsBRACE FACE - Dir: Jonathan Holbro... READ MORE

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

Summer of '84

Midwest PremiereFor 15-year-old Davey (Graham Verchere), the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town circa the 1980s is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In h... READ MORE

Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: DCP

Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight

Director Ernest R. Dickerson in person for a post-film Q&AFor his third time in the director's chair -- after the celebrated Juice (1992) and the cult classic Surviving the Game (1994) -- Ernest D... READ MORE

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: 35mm

What Keeps You Alive

Midwest PremiereWHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE, Colin Minihan's artfully suspenseful follow-up to his 2016 film IT STAINS THE SANDS RED, opens with two women pulling up to a remote cabin to celebrate their wedd... READ MORE

Directed by: Colin Minihan

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Wolfman's Got Nards

Midwest PremiereA heartfelt documentary exploring the power of the 1987 cult film The Monster Squad and its 30-year impact on its rabid fan base, the cast and crew, and the future of tween horror come... READ MORE

Directed by: André Gower

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

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