Cinedelphia was the first to hear the news that the Cinefest was returning and now, three months later, here we are. As of this afternoon they only have one sell-out (local AMC-acquired production Cost of a Soul) and word is now out that many of the festival’s guests (John Carpenter, Lucky McKee) will be appearing via Skype rather than in-person. I’ve received e-mails from people asking me to both boycott and promote this festival (as well as two e-mails from people who weren’t sure if it was real or not), but I’m just planning to sit back and enjoy a whole bunch of films that I’ve been looking forward to seeing including: The Ward, The Catechism Cataclysm, Womb, Lapland Odyssey, Cold Fish, The Woman, Vampire, Exporting Raymond, and that new Morgan Spurlock schtick-fest. See you there. Or not.
The 2011 Philadelphia Cinefest begins Thursday April 7 and runs through Thursday April 14.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.