Sunday, July 22, 2007

Wish I was there

For several reasons, I probably won't be attending this year's film festival. But in past years I was what you could call a frequent film festival flyer, so out of habit I still pick up the festival schedule. It must be the masochist in me, to want to know what I'll be missing out on over the next couple of weeks.

I've already dog-eared the pages listing the films that sound particularly interesting to me. Maybe you've seen them already, or you're booked to go see them soon:

Perfect Creature - a New Zealand sci fi/fantasy movie, about "a race of intellectual bloodsuckers called The Brotherhood", who provide humans with vaccines in exchange for blood donations.

Day Watch - another vampire movie...hmm. This one's Russian, a sequal to Night Watch.

The Secret Life of Words - about a hearing-impaired woman who has her hearing aid turned off most of the time to avoid connecting with other people. With Sarah Polley and Tim Robbins, this sounds exactly like the kind of movie the boy avoids.

King Corn: corn is everywhere, but especially in our junk food. I bet people with corn allergies must not be able to eat any junk food whatsoever. Poor things.

Manufacturing Dissent: I loved Michael Moore's propaganda films. This documentary apparently started out as a celluloid love letter to Mr Moore, but showed him to be not such a straight-up guy.

Eagle vs Shark: actually, I wouldn't have bothered to go see this at the festival. I'd've waited for it to come out on general release. But I'd see it one way or another, because I'm a Flight of the Conchords fan.

8 comments:

Angela said...

Hum.. I may check a couple of these out

Make Tea Not War said...

Day Watch and Eagle vs Shark I will definitely see but not at the film festival.

I'm definitely going to Manufacturing Dissent and a few others.

onscreen said...

Wanted to see both Day Watch and King Corn, but will have to wait till general release or DVD :o(

The Editter said...

Ooh, go to Secret Life of Words with me! I'm only booked to go to one this year, Jesus Camp, after reading about it on Portuguesa Nova's blog a while ago. My record was 17. I'll definitely see Eagle vs Shark too, but know it will be on general release here!

Leo said...

We went to see the Studio Ghibli Tales from Earthsea and it was okay but not one of their better ones, although I hear it is a better movie if you have actually read the books...

Violet said...

angela: do you get to attend film festivals much?

mtnw: yeah well I'll most likely be waiting for all those to come out on DVD :-( BTW, issues 1 & 2 of Buffy Season 8 are on their way to you.

onscreen: as above (minus the Buffy comment)!

the editter: the boy said he'd be happy to take over evening duties on Tuesday week. So if you book us in then I'll show up :-)

leo: the Earthsea books I never got into. So I should give the movie a miss, I suppose...

Lumpyheadsmom said...

You're missing the film fest, I'm missing BlogHer . . . sigh. Let's eat ice cream all weekend.

Violet said...

lumpyheadmom: it's a bit cold for ice cream in this end of the world, so I'll just eat lots of cake ;-)