Film Fest

Holy celluloid, is planning a film fest ever fun!
As much as I hate the attention-to-detail attitude that administrative work requires, I was born to adminstrate and coordinate.
If I weren’t so jaded, I’d take that skill to the political arena.
But back to planning a film festival:
Wonder how much it costs to rent a cinema for a day to show free movies? Could the rental fee be covered on advertisement dollars alone? Does KC already have an “official” Horror Film Fest?
Funny thing is, I’m not a big fan of horror films. That role falls to my brother, Matt. He’ll watch any and every scary/gory movie that comes out and enjoy 99% of them. Not me. I want my scary movies to be a well-realized creative endeavor first and foremost. I realize that’s subjective, yeah, yeah, but you bitches know what I mean. Attention to set and psychological details, unique story, innovative camera work, capable acting – I want my horror flicks to have most of those attributes…but be scary to boot. I know this is wanting to have my cake and eat it too – and I’m able to budge quite a bit in my critical stance – but I’m not a fanboy of the horror genre because most forays into the subject are terrible terrible terrible. (e.g. Hostel.) So, yeah. I think when you see the line-up for our film fest, you too will say, “Yeah, those are all actually enjoyable, entertaining films AND artistically notable.” And that satisfies me in such a way that the entire process, from conceptualization to preparation to execution, is wholly enjoyable. Plus, it helps to have Sarah’s support and input and general interest in reifying this idea.

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