Fantastic Fest

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kevin Smith to Kick Off Fantastic Fest 2008

Date: Monday, August 26, 2008

Subject: Kevin Smith to kick off Fantastic Fest

Where: Austin, TX

Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, 2008

Tim League
(512) 912-0529

Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its 2008 Opening Night Gala Film, the U.S. Premiere of Kevin Smith's ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, screening at the historic Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on September 18th.

Director Kevin Smith will be live in person to introduce the screening and answer questions after the film.

Following the event, attendees are invited to stay and enjoy the official after-party festivities: the Air Sex World Championships on the grand stage of the Paramount Theater. Think "air guitar" with a bit more sizzle.

About the film:
Lifelong platonic friends Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) look to solve their respective cashflow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Tickets go on sale for the opening night film at noon CST, Saturday, August 30th and will be available online at, by phone at 1-866-4GET-TIX or at the Paramount Theater Box Office in Austin, Texas. Admission to this show is included for Fantastic Fest badge holders.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno opens in theaters everywhere on October 31.

Important Festival Dates:
Important dates have been announced for the 4thAnnual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Thursday, September 4, 2008: Final content and schedule announced
Thursday, September 18, 2008: Festival begins
Saturday, September 20, 2008: 2009 Festival Badges go on sale

For more information about Fantastic Fest, please visit our official website,

About the Festival:
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States featuring over 100 films from over 30 countries. The event highlights the best new sci-fi, horror, fantasy and genre films, as well as choice classic and obscure cult titles from all over the world. The festival director and head programmer is Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema), with additional programming by Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News), Todd Brown (, Blake Ethridge (Cinema is Dope), Zack Carlson (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema) and Lars Nilsen (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema). Fantastic Fest is a supporting member of the prestigious Melies European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation and a founding member of the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance. Fantastic Fest is sponsored in part by Gamecock Media, AMD, Fosters, Fox Home Entertainment and CITY OF EMBER.


  • At 1:58 PM , Blogger ian said...

    Do second-half badge holders get a ticket as well?

  • At 12:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i'm not in-the-know, but i would have to say no - if for no other reason than the fact that the opening film will not be in the second half of the festival

  • At 7:36 AM , Blogger Scott Weinberg said...

    Looking forward to this flick. I must say, however, that I hope it doesn't have a lot of profanity or sexual content. That stuff makes me feel all weird inside.


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