There’s something magical about flying two hours from Chicago to a place that looks more like Europe to watch a film made in Japan. Fantasia has quietly built an international reputation as one of the most interesting and cleverly programmed genre festivals in the world. For three weeks, Montreal becomes a showcase for horror, anime, sci-fi, and even a few Hollywood hits. New blockbusters like “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “Atomic Blonde” will play in the same theater as dozens of genre films that will probably never make their way stateside. It is a fascinating blend of cinema, the kind of festival that allows for adoration of works by known filmmakers and the discovery of new voices. And that’s been the case … Read entire story.
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