Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fantastic Fest updates forthcoming ; "There Will Be Blood" closes festival

Since returning to Texas from Indiana and Ohio I've thrown myself
headlong into the last four days of Fantastic Fest. Austin's eight day
marathon of genre movie madness is as successful and geek-scented as
in 2007 as in its previous two years, as borne out by the fact that
the limited number of VIP passes for the 2008 festival that were put
on sale during this year's event dwindled to 25 by Wednesday
afternoon. A friendly Fantastic Fest volunteer mentioned this evening
that they have since sold out, but I haven't been able to confirm that
elsewhere. (One of the consequences of FF's increased popularity is
that the wifi network is completely overwhelmed, rendering it useless
for everyone.)

The only bit of news I have to relate is that, as rumored, "There Will
Be Blood" was indeed the secret screening that serves as the closing
night film. Upon hearing that I was relieved to have chosen to see
"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" instead, since the chances of seeing
that on film in the future are much slimmer.

More soon, but there's much-neglected family and work and sleep to
catch up on this weekend first.

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