Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Toronto are Wonderful Towns; Denver is Chocolate City

The likes of Wonderful Town, Syndromes and a Century, Alone and Chocolate are scheduled for upcoming film festivals in North America. Here's just a few that I've come across in recent days.

At the Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town is playing alongside Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century. And in a streak of serendipitous synergy, Apichatpong has a video installation across town in the Life on Mars show at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Three Rivers fest runs from November 7 to 23.

Wonderful Town, recently featured at the Vienna International Film Festival, in Tokyo and London, is also playing at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, which runs November 12 to 16.

And the St. Louis International Film Festival, from November 13 to 23, has Wonderful Town, as well as the GTH horror Alone.

Chocolate is playing at the Denver Film Festival, which also runs from November 13 to 23. Coffee, Coffee and More Coffee has a look at the lineup.

I am actually going to be nearby when some of these festivals are happening, but I don't know yet if I'm going to attend.

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