I was just checking out the line up for the Kent Film Festival — this thing is freakin’ huge!
By all means make it up there.
The festival started in 2006 and, judging from the dizzying array of flicks, it seems to really be coming into its own this year.
The festival kicks off Thursday (March 26) and concludes Sunday (March 29).
Tickets for single movies are just eight bucks! Wanna spend the day? $35.
All access = $195.
The festival’s Web site is here.
Personally, I’m looking forward to:
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio
Chris Fox Gilson
If you want to see how America works, look at what happened to rock radio.
‘Airplay’ is a story of love and war – a struggle between a handful of pioneers versus powerful business and government interests for the soul of music radio, told by the deejays and the artists they made rock stars.
I Need That Record!
A documentary feature
examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade. Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, E-commerce, shoddy ‘stars’ pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite record stores.
Carty has struggled with his drinking and the blackouts that attend it for as long as he can remember. Now sober, he attempts to pull himself out of the gloom and into a more normal life. But when he discovers a message written on a twenty-dollar bill an obsession begins. An obsession that leads him on a journey into a Lynchian landscape of shame, rage, and pain.
Here’s a little promo for Kent FF:
I like, but a little artsy. Personally, I would have picked this YouTube clip of a Wes Craven flick being filmed in Kent, then splashed “KENT FF ’09: BRING IT” at the end.