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SXSW Begins Announcing Their List of Participating Films For the 2010 Festival

Would You Want to Attend a Film Festival?

It used to be that Cannes or Sundance were the main film festivals you always heard about (I'm going to the latter later this month, so check back for my coverage of that). But nowadays, the market is expanding. Even music showcase South by Southwest has been getting in on the act in recent years by adding movies to its lineup.

Just today SXSW began announcing some of this year's flicks, and the opening night debut is none other than fanboy favorite Kick-Ass. Also on the list? A documentary by James Franco titled Saturday Night about the making of an episode of Saturday Night Live (hmm . . . yet another curious gig for the actor). Bottom line, these aren't just films with unknowns, which makes me think even more folks will flock to check them out.

What about you? If you're a movie addict, then chances are you'd jump at the chance to watch new films for days on end. Or maybe that sounds like overload, and you'd rather just wait for the best of the bunch to hit regular theaters (or maybe a fest is just too pricey!). So I'm curious — are you interested in going to film festivals?

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Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
I've been to a couple - and they are the highlight of my year! My dream is to attend Cannes or Sundance one year. I'd probably never come home again :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
It was this movie called Funky Forest, which...well, it defies explanation. I actually tried to go to sleep during the last hour or so to escape it. It was one of those movies that's just weird for the sake of being weird, with absolutely no reason for it.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
tlsgirl — do share what movie it was!
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Without hesitation--no. That big of a crowd + Autistic Me = instant panic attack. I love movies but I generally only go to the theatre if it's a movie I really, really, really want to see and can't wait for it to come on DVD.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I did, once, and I saw the most hated movie of my whole life. So, now I'm a little gun shy at the thought.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
The only Film Festival I'm interested in going to is the Banff Mountain one. My boyfriend and I have talked about going for 4 years . . . hopefully we'll make it some day!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
If I didn't have to work at the festivals, I'd say hell yeah! For once I'd like to experience them as an outsider! Unfortunately, I usually dread festivals because it means lots of extra work and dealing with people who have a sense of entitlement.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
I'm not terribly knowledgeable about film/cinema history but I love watching movies. I hope to attend some form of a festival next year--film or food :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
without hesitation - YES i would love to go to one. i 'm such a movie buff and i try to see movies as soon as they are out - we go to a lot of pre-screenings actually through work..
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
I don't love films, but I've been to the Sundance film festival several times. I just go because my friends invite me and it's something to do. It's also fun to see movie stars sometimes. :)
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