Outlier Film Festival lineup announced

Strange films from around the world in Halifax Nov 27-29

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Outlier Film Festival brings "acclaimed, strange, and remarkable films" from all over the world to a select few venues across the city from November 27-29, this year featuring What We Do In The Shadows, Wetlands, Kung Fu Elliot, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead and more. The festival specifically explores the genres of cult, fantasy, experimental, documentary, horror, and science fiction into a program that delights the oddball film fan in you. Festival passes and tickets are available here.

Here's the complete lineup, start penciling in your dayplanners now and if you still have a dayplanner that's really cute.

The Creeping Garden - 2014 |United Kingdom|Documentary
"An absolute must ‐ see." - Voir
November 27th | 7pm | Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen Street) The Creeping Garden is a feature length documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. Presented with short film Palimpset.

What We Do In The Shadows - 2014 | New Zealand | Comedy
"An instant classic..." - Flicks.co.nz
November 27th | 9pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street) Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark, Boy) write, direct, and star in this outstandingly fresh mockumentary that follows a trio of New Zealand vampires—ranging from 183 to 8,000 years old—as they struggle to adapt to contemporary society. Presented with short film Day 40.

Fateful Findings - 2014 | United States | Fantasy
"An oddball, lunatic, masterpiece..." - Austin.com
November 27th | 11pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street) Fateful Findings is a truly odd and wonderful cinematic experience that The Seattle International Film Festival called, “David Lynch meets Tom Wiseau."

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears - 2014 | Belgium | Horror
"...a gorgeous movie..." - Blu-Ray.com
November 28th | 6:30pm | Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer Street) In The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears, Belgium co-directors/writers Helene Catlet and Bruno Forani have crafted a psychological horror as much inspired by ‘60/’70s Italian giallo films as it is entirely original. Presented with short film Elsewhere, the Survivors.

R100 - 2014 | Japan | Comedy
"A delightful collision of humour and self-reflexive philosophizing" - Twitch
November 28th | 8:40pm | Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer Street) Director Hitoshi Matsumoto’s latest feature is an avant-garde BDSM flick about a furniture salesman who grieves for his wife through sexual escapism. Presented with short film Burnt Grass.

Wetlands - 2014 | Germany | Comedy
"Crass, vulgar, and brilliant." - San Francisco Chronicle
November 28th | 10:50pm | Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer Street) Wetlands artfully blends shock with sweetness. Adapted from Charlotte Roche’s bestselling and controversial novel of the same name, the film follows the story of Helen, played by the mesmerizing and wonderfully uninhibited Swiss-born actress Carla Juri. Presented with short film ((NULL)).

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau 2014 | United States |Documentary
"...a must-watch." - Topless Robot
November 29th | 4:00pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street) A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest, and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous 1996 remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Presented with short film FANFARE for MARCHING BAND.

Kung Fu Elliot - 2014 | Canada | Documentary |
Featuring Q & A with driectors Matthew Bauckman & Jaret Belliveau
"...the film catches lightning in a bottle..." - High-Def Digest
November 29th | 6:30pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street) Elliot "White Lightning" Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast as they all try to realize their dreams.

TV Carnage
November 29th | 9:15pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street)
For over 12 years, TV Carnage has been at the forefront of incredibly humorous video collages. It is the innovator of a popularized movement that arranges glimpses into brilliant and hypnotic stories that examine and satirize media’s involvement in today’s evolution of popular culture. TV Carnage's creator Derrick Beckles also currently hosts Adult Swim's Hot Package, is a producer and correspondent for Vice TV, and recently appeared on Comedy Central's Drunk History.

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead - 2014 | Norway / Iceland | Horror/Comedy
"Dementedly enjoyable..." - Entertainment Weekly
November 29th | 11:50pm | The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street)
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chainsawing your arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. Presented with short film Saving Face.

For more information on Outlier, see outlierfilmfestival.com

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