It suddenly hit me yesterday when I picked up my LA FilmFest press pass and newsprint schedule (which uses what looks like five-point typeface) that there are 15 if not 20 films and events that I’d like to catch over this 11-day film festival. Of which I might actually catch 10 or 12. The mitigating factor, of course, is that every one of them requires a 35- to 40-minute trek from West Hollywood to downtown, and then having to find parking, etc. I’m putting my red bicycle on my car’s rear bike rack…cooler that way.
As usual, I like the festival’s iPhone app a lot more than their website.
In no particular order I need to see/attend the following:
(a) Richard Linklater‘s Bernie with Jack Black and Shirley Maclaine (opening night attraction on Thursday, 6.16);
(b) Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine in conversation on 6.23 at 8pm;
(c) Troy Nixey and Guillermo del Toro‘s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark with Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes (Sunday, 6.26);
(d) Julie Taymor in conversation on Sunday, 618 at Grammy Museum (i.e., machine-gun questions about her B’way Spider-Man debacle);
(e) a re-viewing of Nicholas Winding Refn‘s Drive (which I first saw in Cannes) on Friday, 6.17;
(f) Attack the Block on Wednesday, 6.22;
(g) Vera Farmiga‘s Higher Ground on either Saturday, 6.25 or Sunday, 6.26;
(h) Miranda July’s The Future (which I missed at Sundance 2011) on 56.24 or 6.25;
(i) Terri, a fat-kid movie with John C. Reilly that I really don’t want to see, on 6.25 or 6.26;
(j) a re-viewing of Paddy Considine‘s Tyrannosaur, which I saw and flat-out worshipped at Sundance 2011;
(k) Guy Maddin‘s The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman on Saturday, 6.28 at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre;
(l) Unravelled on 6.17, 6.18 or 6.20;
(m) The Bad Intentions;
(n) How To Cheat:
(o) You Hurt My Feelings;
(p) Elite Squad: The Enemy Within; and
(q) An Evening with James Franco (if I can get a ticket, I mean).