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.