August 19, 2009

Nightmares in Athens & Barcelona

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue has been accepted into two more festivals: Athens International Film Festival in Greece (September 16 - 27) and Sitges Film Festival in Barcelona (October 1 - 12).

For the uninitiated -- Sitges is the #1 genre film festival in the world, as well as one of the most popular festivals in Europe. This year, Sitges will honor actor Malcolm McDowell as well as Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien. Screenings will include the much-anticipated [REC]2 (2009) directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, Moon (2009) directed by Duncan Jones, Grace (2009) directed by Paul Solet, Thirst (2009) directed by Chan-wook Park, and Yatterman (2009) and Crows Zero II (2009) directed by Takashi Miike. The festival will also be screening the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)... with John Saxon in attendance. Need I say more?

Athens has not yet announced its full lineup, but opening night will feature a series of documentaries on the theme of Internet horrors: We Live in Public (2009) directed by Ondi Timoner, Graphic Sexual Horror (2009) directed by Barbara Bell and Anna Lorentzon, and Art & Copy (2009) directed by Doug Pray. Keep an eye on the festival website for more information.

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