Takaski Miike’s ‘The Great Yokai War: Guardians’ To Close Fantasia; Tribeca Drive-In Sets L.A. Lineup – Festival Briefs

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The Fantasia International Film Festival said Wednesday that Takashi Miike’s The Great Yokai War – Guardians will be the closing-night film of the Montreal-based genre fest’s 25th edition, which runs August 5-25 as a hybrid online/in-person event.

The news comes as organizers locked in their lineup and schedule of panels and events, which include a special screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad on the eve of the festival, ahead of the opening-night world premiere of the Quebec zombic pic Brain Freeze.

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Miike’s The Great Yokai War opened Fantasia in 2006.

The festival’s slate (find it in full here) of virtual screenings will be geo-locked to Canada, while its events will be accessible globally. There will also be a limited number of in-person screenings set to be held in Montreal as pandemic restrictions begin to lift in Canada. Tickets for both virtual and theatrical screenings go on sale Friday.

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Tribeca Film Festival parent Tribeca Enterprises is returning to Los Angeles with its Tribeca Drive-In series at the Rose Bowl The limited-engagement series of new and classing films will run on the weekends between July 28-August 26.

The lineup, which kicks off with screenings of films celebrating milestone anniversaries — including the 20th anniversary of The Royal Tenenbaums and the 25th anniversary of Fargo, which were commemorated at Tribeca’s festival this spring. Other highlights include a 20th anniversary screening of The Princess Diaries, Disney’s Moana and a Robin Williams double feature of Hook and Good Will Hunting.

The lineup also includes Tribeca Film Festival encore screenings of classic films, family matinees, short films and a sneak preview of Amazon Prime Video’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

The full lineup and tickets are now available at TribecaFilm.com.

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