HomeTheaterHiFi.com

Home Film Festival and Concert Reports

Film Festival and Concert Reports

Telluride Film Festival 2010

2010 Telluride Film Festival

Passes were nearly sold out at this year’s festival but getting around and getting into movies seemed a quite a bit easier than in past years. This might have been dumb luck or it might have been that a bunch of people were trying to see James Franco in person at screenings of 127 Hours. Usually we get five movies per day...don't miss the Telluride presentation about the past and present of 3D.

Read more...

Sundance Film Festival 2010

sundance-blog-photo-1

Attendance was reported to be down a little at this year's Sundance. It seemed that way but since we attended for the second half only it wasn't perfectly clear. There were still sold out movies but in general the lines seemed a little shorter. This is still an industry festival and so it's a great place to take the pulse of the industry. The pulse is a little weak.

Read more...

SUNDANCE Film Festival 2009

The Sundance festival is very much an industry festival compared to most others that I've attended. Films are selected with the expectation that there will be some interest from film distributer and it seems like most of the attendees are somehow in 'the business'.

Read more...

Sundance Film Festival 2010 - Full Report

Sundance Film Festival 2010

Attendance was reported to be down a little at this year's Sundance. It seemed that way but since we attended for the second half only it wasn't perfectly clear. There were still sold out movies but in general the lines seemed a little shorter.

Read more...

Telluride Film Festival 2008

fig-4-oct08-slavoj_zizek-leadin.jpg

Interest in the Telluride Film Festival  (Aug 29 – Sep 1) was at an all time high for 2008 as the rather expensive Festival Passes ($680) sold out early in the summer and even the ultra expensive Patron Passes ($Don't Ask) were sold out before the festival started.

Read more...

Telluride 2009 Film Festival

Teluride 2009

The year before last was the last year that longtime Telluride Film Festival founders Bill and Stella Pence were part of the festival organizing team. The rumor last year was that the crop of movies at last year's festival was diminished somewhat due to their absence, the idea being that they had pull in Hollywood to bring the block buster films to Telluride.

Read more...

San Francisco Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

1

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival , August 22-24, seemed like a big deal to me from the time I first heard about it. Maybe too big. It was a huge event with giant main stage acts that would cover a large area of Golden Gate Park with a wide variety of events & diversions. Sounds swell. It also seemed like a big risk to me for some reason. We have other festivals in the Park (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is right around the corner...), but this one seemed perilous. Is it gonna be a madhouse? How are we gonna get there? Are people gonna pay that much money? Is the Park gonna be left standing? Why has there never been a "legal" nighttime concert in Golden Gate Park before?

Read more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Warren Hellman is a man with deep pockets and a deep appreciation of traditional bluegrass music.  The fact that he lives in San Francisco is just a matter of good luck for its citizens.  This year marked the ninth consecutive year that he's gifted Shaky Town with his Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and it's an event that locals are loathe to miss and travelers are eager to see.

Read more...

The Film Festival Reports Archives

Visit the Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity Film Festival Reports Archives.

button-archive-filmfestival.gif

Read more...