The Weekend Hangover segment is back with some random thoughts about the Fresno Film Festival while breaking out the fans, sifting through old records and wondering what the hell is wrong with the Diamond Dogs:
A very well planned event, the Fresno Filmworks people put on a good show; Fresno's lucky to have those folks around.
Eva Scow kicked ass at the opening night party - the band had the oldies and younglings rockin' out together - side note: Skills Like This lead actress was very impressed by Eva Scow and the opening night party.
How awesome is the dress (pictured) made up of festival promo fliers?
One of the things Fresno Filmworks or the Tower Theatre need to invest in is a better sound system and screen - due time, I guess.
Attendance decent...not amazing, but good. Considering the state of employment around here, decent is a success.
The Question and Answer portions with the filmmakers may be this blog's favorite.
Nice to see the age group of the festival goers was across the board, from teens to seventies. Though, not as many Tower Folk as you would normally see at a Tower District event...not sure why that is.
Having a random conversation about Fresno with the kneeshakingly lovely Kerry Knuppe, lead actress from the opening film Skills Like This, wasn't the worst thing to ever happen to a blogger...no it was not.
The Crooked Eye, the film with the biggest local connection (writer is from Coarsegold), this blog liked very much. It was narrated, which is normally annoying, but it worked well with the film because you could really hear the writer's voice in it. Very personal stuff filled with things we all think but never say out loud. And visually interesting, not really seen anything like it, especially in a short film.
Looking at 2010 to have a bigger payday for the annual Fresno Film Festival. And more local films - but you gotta make them so the festival can show them, local film guys.