If you're one of the people who reads reports coming out of film festivals like Sundance and Berlin and thinks "Gee, those movies all sound like a bunch of high-falutin' talking head pieces that'll bore me to tears," then you really need to get your self to Austin, Texas this September for Fantastic Fest. If you're a film lover who enjoys the weird, the esoteric, and the bizarre, then this festival was made for you. They've just announced the first wave of features that will be screening and if you're not a believer yet, just check out this description of Robo Geisha:
"This geisha army can transform into tanks, their nipples can squirt acid or propel rapid-fire bullets, their mouths can contain chainsaws or frog-tongue samurai swords and they are aided by a giant shinto temple robot. The war of the Geishas is beginning, and I'm getting a front row seat!"
Need more proof? Director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is opening the festival with his film Gentlemen Broncos, starring Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame. Still need more? Head beyond the jump for the full list, and check out even more on their website. Badges are still available for you brave ones out there.