Pro­gram packs knock­out punch

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THE Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val screens 30-plus films, open­ing tonight with the com­edy sci-fi mu­si­cal The His­tory of Fu­ture Folk and end­ing on April 28 with a gory re­boot of hor­ror clas­sic Evil Dead.

The 10-day event plays Birch Car­roll & Coyle Pa­cific Fair. Films are ei­ther for un­der 15s ac­com­pa­nied by an adult or over 18s only. This week’s pro­gram features:


The His­tory of Fu­ture Folk

(Report, Page 12).


Grab­bers (5pm)

When a small Ir­ish town is in­vaded by blood­suck­ing aliens, lo­cals dis­cover get­ting drunk may be the only way to sur­vive. Sun­dance crowd favourite. Di­rected by Jon Wright. Stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley Rus­sell Tovey. Strong stom­ach re­quired. Queens­land pre­miere.

All Su­per­heroes Must Die

Kick Ass meets Saw in this dark tale of four su­per­heroes kid­napped by their neme­sis. Di­rected by Ja­son Trost. Stars Trost, Lu­cas Till ( X-Men: First Class) and James Re­mar ( Django Un­chained). Queens­land pre­miere. Stars Trost and Till on the red car­pet from 6.30pm.

My Other Me(

Doc­u­men­tary charts a year in the life of three cos­play­ers and chron­i­cles its ef­fect on their lives at home and fan con­ven­tions. Aus­tralian pre­miere. Di­rected by Josh Laner. Stars Twin­fools and Nova Van­der­wolf on the red car­pet from 7pm and meet guests at the first Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val af­ter-party at Room 81, The Sof­i­tel, Broad­beach from 8.30pm. En­core April 28.

Sushi Girl

(See cover story, Page 11). Aus­tralian pre­miere. Di­rec­tor Kern Sax­ton, writer Destin Pfaff and stars Todd, Hath­away, Du­val and Macken­zie on the red car­pet from 8.30pm plus au­di­ence Q&A. En­core Satur­day and April 27.

A Lit­tle Bit Zom­bie

In­fected by a virus, a mild man­nered HR man­ager tries to over­come his hunger for brains. Plays for laughs. Di­rected by Casey Walker. Stars Christo­pher Turner, Crys­tal Lowe , Shawn Roberts. Aus­tralian pre­miere.


Carl Macek’s Robotech Uni­verse

In­ter­views with cast and crew of the Robotech fran­chise that de­buted in 1985 and world pre­miere footage from the coming Robotech Love Live Alive. Di­rected by Keith Har­ri­son Maxwell. Pre-film Q&A with Robotech on­line cre­ative/ pro­ducer Steve Yun.

Dooms­day Book

A zom­bie out­break; self-aware ro­bots; a me­teor on a col­li­sion course with Earth. A trio of apoc­a­lyp­tic vi­sions by a trio of Korean direc­tors meld in this hor­ror com­edy. Aus­tralian pre­miere.

Antiviral (5pm):

Clin­i­cian in­jects strains of live viruses from celebri­ties into paying cus­tomers who seek to com­mune with their idols. In­fected, he must un­ravel the mys­tery of one su­per­star’s death to save his own life. Di­rected by Bran­don Cro­nen­berg. Stars Caleb Landry Jones ( X-Men: First Class), Sarah Gadon ( A Dan­ger­ous Method). Strong stom­ach re­quired. Aus­tralian pre­miere.

Wolf Chil­dren (6.30pm)

Dead of the Nite (7pm)

Sushi Girl

En­core screen­ing.

All Su­per­heroes Must Die

En­core screen­ing.


Game of Were­wolves

In­side (3pm)

A man is in­vited to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of a former friend he now de­spises. Turk­ish lan­guage film with English sub­ti­tles plays as part of the Tele­scope: Fo­cus on Turkey pro­gram ahead of An­zac Day. En­core Mon­day.

The His­tory of Fu­ture Folk

En­core screen­ing.

Crave (7pm)

Game of Were­wolves Widow moves her shapeshift­ing chil­dren to the coun­try where they can live un­bul­lied. Di­rected by Mamoru Hosoda. See ex­tra footage from Hosoda’s films at the af­ter party, at Room 81, The Sof­i­tel, from 8.30pm. Aus­tralian pre­miere. Ghost hunters in­ves­ti­gat­ing a haunted house are bumped off one by one. Di­rected by SJ Evans. Star Tony Todd in­tro­duces the film. Also stars Joseph Mill­son. Aus­tralian pre­miere. Strug­gling writer re­turns to his fam­ily’s vil­lage to end a were­wolf curse. Span­ish com­edy hor­ror di­rected by Juan Martı´nez Moreno. Queens­land pre­miere. En­core Sun­day.

Men­tally un­sta­ble crime scene pho­tog­ra­pher spi­rals into mad­ness and vi­o­lent vig­i­lan­tism on the gritty streets of Detroit. Di­rected Charles de Lauzirika. Ron Perlman plays a veteran cop whose seen a mur­der too many. Also stars Aus­tralians Josh Law­son, Emma Lung and Ed­ward Fur­long . Queens­land pre­miere. See be­hind the scenes footage at the af­ter party at Room 81, The Sof­i­tel, from 8.30pm.

Blue Dream (7.10pm)

Film critic driven in­sane via blog­ging/so­cial me­dia does bad things to bad peo­ple. Di­rected by Gre­gory Hatanaka. Q&A with stars James Du­val and Noah Hath­away. Aus­tralian pre­miere.

Com­pound Frac­ture (9.10pm)

Shat­tered fam­ily must heal old wounds to es­cape a high-tech com­pound haunted by venge­ful ghosts. Stars a trio of hor­ror bad guys Tyler Mane, Derek Mears and Muse Wat­son. Todd Farmer joins an au­di­ence Q&A. Di­rected by An­thony J. Rick­ertEp­stein. Aus­tralian pre­miere.

Sleep­less Night (9.30pm)

French cop has to re­trieve his son from a night­club by re­turn­ing some pilfered co­caine to a dealer. Taut, well-re­viewed ac­tion film. Di­rected by Fre´ de´ ric Jardin. Stars Tomer Sis­ley. MON­DAY

In­side (6.30pm)

En­core screen­ing. TUES­DAY

Lloyd The Conquerer

Three male col­lege stu­dents do bat­tle with the wizard Derek The Un­holy in a live ac­tion rol­play­ing tour­na­ment. Stars com­edy favourites in­clud­ing The Sarah Sil­ver­man Pro­gram reg­u­lar Brian Posehn and Mike Smith ( Trailer Park Boys). Di­rected by Michael Peter­son. Also stars Evan Wil­liams. Aus­tralian pre­miere. WED­NES­DAY

Game of Were­wolves

En­core screen­ing.

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