Cool Documentaries at Fantastic Fest 2014
Fantastic Fest is well known for its selection of bloody horror films. Yet the film festival screens a fair number of documentary titles as well.
This year I’m totally excited about seeing some documentary films, including The Creeping Garden, which is about scientific and artistic research being done on slime mould. This British Documentary is directed by Jasper Sharp and Tim Grabham, and it looks totally fascinating and a bit otherworldly.
Dwarves Kingdom is another documentary that I’m totally looking forward to this year at Fantastic Fest.
The film is about an amusement park in China called “The Kingdom of Little People,” which is staffed by people with dwarfism. Directed by Matthew Salton, I look forward to seeing the film’s interviews with residents and the CEO.
Below is a segment from VICE about the park, which REALLY makes me want to see the movie!
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films also looks like it might be facinating. Directed by Mark Hartley, the Australian made film looks at the studio that brought you both The Apple and Barfly.
Kung Fu Elliot is another documentary at Fantastic Fest that I have high hopes for. It’s about a Canadian man who wants to be an action hero. He’s been filming “Blood Fight” in his attempt to become a star.
From the trailer, the film looks like it might delve into the relationship between the artist and his partner, much the way Cutie and the Boxer does
In what may be a less traditional take on the documentary is My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn, which follows the director of “Drive” during the shooting/release of his film “Only God Forgives.” Directed by Liv Corfixen, wife of the subject of the documentary.