Fantasia 2022: Exciting Feature Films at the Fest! 🎥 🎉

POLARIS

World Premiere 

Directed by: KC Carthew

Starring: Viva Lee, Khamisa Wilsher, and Muriel Dutil 

Canada | 90 minutes 

Premieres Thursday – July 14th – 6:30 PM @ Théâtre Hall

Set in 2144 against the harsh backdrop of a frozen wasteland, Sumi, a human child raised by Mama Polar Bear, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Morad hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across Frozen Girl, an unlikely friendship is forged and together they race ahead of the vindictive hunters towards the only guiding light Sumi knows, the Polaris star.

ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS

World Premiere

Directed By: Alex Phillips

Starring: Phillip Andre Botello, Betsey Brown, Trevor Dawkins, and Eva Fellows

USA | 72 minutes

Premieres Saturday – July 16th at 7:10 PM @ Salle J.A. De Sève

Roscoe, a janitor for a scuzzy love motel, whose girlfriend has brought another man home for strange rituals, drifts through life until he discovers a hidden stash of powerful hallucinogenic worms. Guided by visions of a giant floating Worm, he encounters Benny, a moped enthusiast trying to manifest a baby from an inanimate sex doll. They fall in love with doing worms together on a downward spiral into the primordial ooze. 

DARK NATURE

World Premiere

Directed By: Berkley Brady 

Starring: Hannah Emily Anderson and Madison Walsh  

Canada | 85 minutes

Premieres Monday – July 18 – 7:20 PM @ Salle J.A. De Sève

Joy, a survivor of domestic violence, joins her friend Carmen and her therapy group on an isolated weekend retreat in the Canadian Rockies. Led by the enigmatic Dr. Dunnley – whose methods are experimental and, at times, dubious from Joy’s outside perspective – the experience eventually shatters the border between reality and delusion, Joy begins to suspect that they are being stalked by her abuser, when in truth, the entire group will be forced to confront a threat even more terrifying than the monsters of their past.

COUNTRY GOLD 

World Premiere

Directed By: Mickey Reece

Starring: Ben Hall and Mickey Reece

USA | 82 minutes 

Premieres Thursday – July 21 – 7:20 PM @ Salle J.A. De Sève

Set in 1994, COUNTRY GOLD stars Reece as Troyal Brux, an up-and-coming country singer who is invited by country music legend George Jones (Ben Hall) for a night on the town in Nashville – the night before George is to be cryogenically frozen.

GLORIOUS 

World Premiere

Directed By: Rebekah McKendry 

Starring: Ryan Kwanten and J.K. Simmons

USA | 79 minutes

Premieres Thursday – July 21 – 9:30 PM @ Théâtre Hall

After a breakup, Wes ends up at a remote rest stop. He finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure speaking from an adjacent stall. Soon Wes realizes he is involved in a situation more terrible than he could imagine.

DEADSTREAM 

Canadian Premiere

Directed By: Vanessa and Joseph Winter 

Starring: Jason K. Wixom, Melanie Stone, Joseph Winter

USA | 87 minutes 

Premieres Saturday – July 23 – 7:00 PM @ Théâtre Hall

A disgraced internet personality attempts to win back his followers by livestreaming one night alone in a haunted house. But when he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life.

ARTIFICE GIRL

World Premiere

Written and Directed By: Franklin Ritch 

Starring: David Girard, Lance Henrikson, Tatum Matthews, Sinda Nichols, and Franklin Ritch

USA | 95 minutes

Premieres Saturday – July 23rd – 9:45 PM @ Salle J.A. De Sève

When an internet vigilante develops a revolutionary new computer program to combat online predators, its rapid advancement leads to serious questions of autonomy, oppression, and what it really means to be human.

HONEYCOMB

Quebec Premiere

Directed By: Avalon Fast

Starring: Sophie Bawks-Smith, Jillian Frank, Mari Geraghty, Henri Gillespi, Destini Stewart, Jaris Wales, Rowan Wales 

Canada | 70 minutes 

Premieres Monday – July 25 – 7:00 PM @ Salle J.A. De Sève

Five small-town girls abandon their mundane lives and move into an abandoned cabin. Growing increasingly isolated, their world becomes filled with imagined rituals but the events of one summer night threaten to abruptly end their age of innocence forever. 

HUESERA

Canadian Premiere

Directed By: Michelle Garza Cervera

Starring: Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernández, Aída López, and Martha Claudia Moreno

Mexico, Peru | 93 minutes

Premieres Friday – July 29 – 7:00 PM @ Théâtre Hall

Valeria’s joy at becoming pregnant with her first child is quickly taken away when she’s cursed by a sinister spirit. As danger closes in and relationships with her family become fractured, she’s forced deeper into a chilling world of dark magic that threatens to consume her. A group of witches emerge that could be her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk. 

DARK GLASSES

Canadian Premiere 

Directed By: Dario Argento

Starring: Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, and Ilenia Pastorelli

Francy, Italy | 87 minutes 

Premieres Saturday – July 30 – 9:45 PM @ Théâtre Hall

Diana, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy.

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