Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fantastic Fest: Getting More Fantastic By the Minute

So the final schedule for Fantastic Fest 2008 is online, as is a PDF of the entire program guide, which won't be hitting Austin until the end of this week (if we're lucky). You see those ads in the program? All my doing. That's the magic of sponsorship coordination for ya right there.

In addition to all that coordinatin', I also took the time to do the write-ups for the features ESTOMAGO, TERRA, CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and LA CREME. Of all those film, LA CREME is unquestionably my favorite, although I think I come off sounding a little bit too effusive in my praise (read for yourself to decide), but god dammit, it really is that good a movie (and a damn funny one, too).

What's that you're saying? CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES? Why yes, we are screening that underrated '72 classic in its original uncut version, with more violence and politics than previously seen. This version of the film will be available on the upcoming PLANET OF THE APES Blu-Ray set (coming out November 4), but Fantastic Festers get to see it first on September 20 at 12pm. For free. This screening? All my doing. Even wrote the press release. Why yes, this is pretty damn cool. You're welcome.

(Seriously, Fox Home Entertainment has been great to us this year, and I love them for it. Fox Walden has also been phenomenal, and even though Fox itself opted not to do anything sponsorship-wise, they've been nothing but supportive. Great buncha folks over there.)

Fest is less than a two weeks away and things are super crazy this year, but if we don't screw this up it's going to be one to remember. Wish us luck!

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