Fantasia Festival Completes Lineup; Kevin Bacon to Present 'Cop Car'

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'Cop Car'

North America's largest genre event will close on August 4 with Shinji Higuchi’s 'Attack on Titan.'

Kevin Bacon is to present Cop Car, the thriller by Jon Watts that bowed at Sundance, at the upcoming Fantasia Film Festival, which will take place in Montreal from July 14 to Aug. 4.

The completed lineup for North America's largest genre film festival was unveiled by organizers on Tuesday, with Shinji Higuchi’s Attack on Titan tapped to close the event. Other last-minute additions to Fantasia's 19th edition include the Canadian premiere of Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s horror comedy Cooties, starring Elijah Wood, and world premieres for Nathan Oliver's Lady Psycho Killer and Trevor Juras' The Interior.

Fantasia will also screen a trio of Sion Sono films: Love & Peace, the manga adaptation Shinjuku Swan and Tag, Stephen Campanelli's Momentum, Chris and Ben Blaine's Nina Forever, Ken Ochai's Ninja the Monster, Q and Nikon's Ludo, Ryuhei Kitamura's Lupin the Third and Manos: The Hands of Fate, by Harold P. Warren.

Fantasia also booked a special live presentation of Larry Fessenden’s Tales From Beyond the Pale horror radio show, while screening Malik Bader’s thriller Cash Only, Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, Sean Baker’s Tangerine, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s The Editor and Yoo Ha’s Gangnam Blues.

The Montreal festival earlier announced that the North American premiere of Miss Hokusai — the animated biopic of the daughter of renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, directed by Keiichi Hara — will open Fantasia. The opening night will also feature Marvel’s Ant-Man several days before the Paul Rudd superhero film’s theatrical release.

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