Getting home, I was finalising my intended screening attendances for the rest of the festival, only to discover that the other retrospective screenings are all from DVDs. I can't tell you how disappointed I was - these films were my #1 interest in the festival. DVD projection on a big screen is just terrible and at $16.50/$14.00 concession, we're not talking small bikkies here. For two people, you could purchase your own DVD and have a better and cheaper night at home.
On the flipside, it takes some of the pressure off me to get to a number of screenings that was always going to be difficult. Now, I'm just going to try to make it to Wim Wenders' Palermo Shooting, and as many of the following as I can without busting my balls:
- Lulu & Jimi
- A Year Ago in Winter
- Lippel's Dream