Out top picks for Austin’s Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. which means it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the different events. But no need to worry, we’ve done the grunt work for you and singled out our top 5 events for the festival starting this weekend.

arrivalArrival (movie)When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

  • Thursday, September 22nd at 5:00 p.m.


meltdown__largeThe Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail – The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail hails all the way from the back of a comic book store in Los Angeles, where it’s been crowned one of the best standup shows in the city by LA Weekly, LA Times, and Hollywood Reporter, and even given its own TV series. Come see why this is the only existing live stand-up event to blast its way into the FF dimension as hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani charm your pants off and welcome some very special guests!

  • Friday, September 23rd at 7:45 p.m. at The Highball



Nirvana the Band Show (movie) – Two friends will go to the most inane, self-destructive lengths to rise to musical fame in this new series from Matt Johnson of THE DIRTIES.

  • Friday, September 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 26th at 8:55 p.m.



Dog Eat Dog (movie) – From the brilliant minds of Edward Bunker and Paul Schrader comes this unhinged pulp comedy at a million miles an hour; the story of three hardened criminals and the final, simple crime which will bring them all down.

  • Sunday, September 25th at 11:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 29th at 10:45 p.m.



S is for Stanley (movie) -Alex Infascelli’s documentary about Emilio D’Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant for more than thirty years, which provides never-before-seen insight into the private auteur.

  • Sunday, September 25th at 2:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 27th at 8:45 p.m.


Fantastic Fest runs September 22nd through September 29th right here in Austin. If you are interested in attending get a badge and check out all these fantastic events!

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