I know some of Cinedelphia’s regulars have been waiting all morning for this post…here’s what you get:
A couple months back I decided to stop posting local film gossip here on Cinedelphia (despite the massive spikes in readership that those posts guaranteed) after I found myself in a position where I knew more about a certain situation than individuals who were actually involved in the situation did. Well the Cinefest strife began anew this morning due to a highjacked Facebook page and some reportedly inappropriate namedropping that is effecting events of actual worth. I’m staying out of it, but I will reprint two items that are of public interest:
1) From Claire Brown Kohler of TLA Video/Cinefest fame via Facebook: “Thanks All. Josh [Goldbloom] is the one (and only one) time Cinefest Artistic Director…” [I’ve edited out the rest for kindness’ sake]
2) In this week’s Northeast Times Star (formerly the Fishtown Star) Josh announced his Awesome Fest film festival that will be held primarily at the Piazza. And while I personally wouldn’t consider public screenings of either Goonies or E.T. to be “awesome”, especially when they’re being held to promote a big budget Hollywood film, I have heard whispers about upcoming programming that will live up to its namesake quite nicely. A skilled/longtime member of the Philly Film Society is teaming up with Josh on this series, which leads me to believe that it will provide quite a few nights of memorable programming. We’ll have a write-up on the series when all of the pieces are in place.
Best of luck to all. Now stop bothering me, these Hunger Games books aren’t going to read themselves.