Fantastic Fest 2019

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Maggie May and The Original
Girl In The Hallway (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Valerie Barnhart)
A man remembers a little girl he used to see in the hallways of his apartment building.
Maggie May (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Mia'kate Russell; Writer: Mia'kate Russell; Stars: Lulu McClatchy, Katrina Mathers, Sophia Davey)
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
The Original (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Michelle Garza Cervera; Writer: Andrew X Fleming; Stars: Rebecca Layoo, Ariana Lebrón, Ingrid Evans)
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
Wakey Wakey (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Mary Dauterman; Writer: Mary Dauterman; Stars: Tim Platt, Rachel Sennott)
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
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