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Film Festival: 9 out of 10 ain't bad!

Got 9 out of 10 of my first choices for Film Festival tickets this year, which is pretty darned good. My ticket order went into box 28 (of 39), and they started processing from box 9, so I was just past half-way along (thanks to my brother for dropping off my ticket order for me). The film I didn't get was the new Werner Hertzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, about the cave paintings in Chauvet, France, some of the oldest known. The film is actually in 3D, not as a gimmick, but because the shape and flow of the cave walls is considered critical to understanding the images. Here's hoping some awful person puts the Q&A on YouTube (that's what I really want to see).

Otherwise, I've got crazy Russian films, crazy South Korean films, crazy Japanese films, and two documentaries. Looking forward to it as always!

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Herzog has been on fire the last few years. But does his latest have Verne Troyer riding the world's smallest horse and being chased by a giant turkey (Or rather, someone describing the idea of Mr. Troyer on a tiny horse being chased by a giant turkey)?

I'm sure the Q&A will wind up on youtube - his latest did (in which someone twitters him a flippant question about whether or not he'd be willing to direct a Child's Play remake).

We make a donation to the film festival now (yep) to get in the donors boxes... so we luckily managed to get everything.

For the first time ever, I'm seeing more commercial films. My other half picked them... should be an interesting year.

Sorry to hear you didn't get the Hertzog film... I'd like to see it too...

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