2012 Film Fest

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2012 Film Fest

Postby john_titor » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:48 pm

I hate to say it, but I have never been. Do shows ever sell out?

I know it was in the paper, but going to the website it was hard to find the movie listings. First I went here http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=36277 then I went here http://www.wifilmfest.org/, then I almost gave up, but tried clicking on the blue box and got here http://2012.wifilmfest.org/ and then I went there http://guide.wifilmfest.org/. So maybe make it easier to find the movie guide.

Any must see for this year?

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Re: 2012 Film Fest

Postby Ducatista » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Films in the smaller venues regularly sell out, but if you order on the first day or two you should be fine. I don't think Orpheum Main has ever sold out.

No must-sees for me. I'm a little underwhelmed by this year's offerings, but did manage to put together a 13-film lineup.

Sundance as a venue is fucking my chi. I was able to schedule an all-Sundance Friday, which should be fun, but still. Not being able to easily walk or bike between venues just feels wrong.

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Re: 2012 Film Fest

Postby Athena » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:46 pm

I had several must see movies, two of which are at the same time. Darn it. My husband and I ended up with a list of 19 films. We could go to 20 but we're not sure about Klown.

Films do sell out. The shorts always sell out, anything with guests often sells out, and anything well reviewed in a smaller venue will sell out. The Orpheum has sold out, I think they did for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it is unlikely since it is such a big theater.

They're trying out a new website thing this year which is why it is a bit of a mess and the timing of the ticket sales is off. The guide in the paper is a better way to read the movie listings. The online guide is good if you're looking for a particular actor or director though (I assume the new version still allows that sort of search).

I'm happy about adding Sundance since we lost several other venues with the Union construction and the Orpheum stage door being gone. Although I might be less happy if it turns out I can't make to there in the 20 minutes or so I left between films... The one really good thing about Sundance is that you can eat during the movie so I don't have to worry about a popcorn diet on days we are seeing movies there.

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