DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE ANNOUNCES DUO OF NEW TITLES FOR SECOND WAVE Fantasia’s section dedicated to atypical non-fiction works has revealed its next pair of selections. CLASS ACTION PARK BURSTS INTO TRACTION During its 1980s and 1990s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park. It was a lawless land, ruled by drunk teenage employees, with rides that ignored basic notions of physics, common sense, and safety. Stranger (and crazier) than fiction, CLASS ACTION PARK is the first-ever feature documentary to explore a place that has long since entered the realm of myth. Directed by Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott III, the film peels away the trappings of nostalgia to reveal the shocking truth behind the park and its brilliant-but-mad founder – including a criminal conspiracy and cover-up that allowed a death trap to survive and thrive, even as its body count grew. International Premiere. IN THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS, THINGS GET REAL WHEN RAËL IS AROUND “ Be carefool wiz whatt yoo say, everyssing iz reecordead,” controversial cult leader Raël discretely says in a mischievous French accent to the ear of a giggling woman. Dressed in white, the innocent looking 60-something year-old-man proudly sits on a rock, honoring us with a magisterial meditation. With THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS, award-winning Israeli documentarian Yoav Shamir (DEFAMATION, CHECKPOINT) reflects on the meaning of “sect” and the very essence of religion, while the self-proclaimed “Only prophet on Earth” plays petanque, dances on a beach, and talks to aliens. North American Premiere. That’s it for the second wave of titles for Fantasia International Film Festival 2020. We have some amazing stuff to be looking forward to.
Make sure to check back soon for the Third Wave of amazing titles.
As always, thanks for reading.
All info from Fantasia Film Festival Press-Release Article by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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