Okay Milwaukeeans, get your butts and popcorn buckets ready and put your cell phones on vibrate...tomorrow is the beginning of the 2010 Milwaukee Film Festival.
Here are my selections. I'm doing my "going to the movies alone" thing, which I know some of you find weird. Feel free to join me if one of these spikes your interest.
The best part? I'm volunteering for free tickets. Thank you, Milwaukee Film for being so awesome and affordable.
Blue Valentine 7:00 p.m.,
Opening Night Party @ Discovery World
A film about "...falling in love - and out of love," this opener will be the meat of my Happy Hour sandwich - Von Trier's before the show, and opening night party at Discovery World afterward.
Baraboo 7:30 p.m.
Small town WI? Check. Past it's peak resort town? Check. Disillusioned residents? Check. Anyone with me? (check)
It's Kind of a Funny Story
I'm a fan of Zack Galifianakis, and this film, which takes place in a psychiatric ward and also includes Emma Roberts, Aasif Mandvi, and Jim Gaffigan, is a "darkly humorous coming-of-age story" that I'm excited to see.
Note: I'd also love to see Waiting for "Superman," but it's sold out.
Editor's Note 9/23/10: Since I can probably see It's Kind of Funny in theaters (aka: matinee ticket prices), I think I'm going to see Kings of Pastry 4:15 p.m. instead. Yes, I could see both in one day, but I'm on a budget.
Tuesday September 28
Cooking History 3:15 p.m.
Food Network if it's cooking shows took place in Europe. During wars. And I can actually make it to this one; I just have to see if I can leave work half an hour early.
Katalin Varga 4:30 p.m.
Mostly because it was shot throughout the Romanian countryside and Carpathian mountains.
Sidenote: Gosh, I'm a sucker for anything that relates to Eastern Europe...
The Best Damn F*#&ing Midnight Program Ever. Sh*t. Midnight. Duh.
As the promo says, the title says it all.
Feed the Fish
How wisely they schedule this showing, leaving enough of a cushion after the Packer game that we can still get to the theater to see this WI film. Naturally, this one is sold out, but I might try rush tickets - along with hundreds of my fellow Wisconsinites, no doubt.
other October 3rd options, considering the likelihood of Feed the Fish rush tickets is nil:
About Elly 11:00 a.m.
Budrus 3:00 p.m.
I'll also be volunteering at the North Shore Cinema THIS SATURDAY from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. if you'd like to stop by and see me.