Things have changed immensely since AIPT was on the ground at the Sundance Film Festival. A lot has happened since we provided remote coverage for SXSW. AIPT is ready to cover their first film festival as part of the new normal. The Chattanooga Film Festival is going completely virtual, but will also make it possible for attendees to be enjoy the panels that make going to film fests so fun. The Chattanooga Film Festival has a lot of fun things planned for those who attend. Here are some of the things we excited about.
Fulci for Fake
I have not played coy when it comes to my love of giallo. One of my favorites is unsurprisingly, Lucio Fulci. Despite this, I know very little about the Italian horror legend. The opportunity to see the first ever biopic about the infamous director is enough of a lure. The addition of never seen before photos and interviews is just the bloody icing on top of a gory cake.
For Your Consideration
The synopsis immediately won me over. “Determined to party at Sundance, three entitled young women meet up at an LA member’s only club to make a selection-worthy short film. In an unholy fusion of wokeness and cluelessness, they build a narrative from atop the high perch of their privilege.” The short sounds like it will be filled with the right type of cringe comedy.
Joe Bob Briggs and Mick Garris Revisit The Stand
The Chattanooga Film Festival also has some fun panels scheduled. The Stand is arguably Stephen King’s best book. The 1994 miniseries directed by Mick Garris is viewed by many as one of the best adaptations of a King novel. And then there is Joe Bob. The movies shown on The Last Drive In are fantastic, but Joe Bob is what really makes the show work so well. The insight and humor he brings each week are what truly brings viewers back.
Climate of the Hunter
The premise sounds like a simple melodrama. Two sisters meet in a remote household. One is recently divorced, the other’s life is consumed by work. They meet with Wesley seemingly setting up a movie about loneliness and the importance of connections. The catch? Wesley may be a vampire.
The VICE Guide to Bigfoot
Who does not like a good Bigfoot movie? The comedy is about a reporter who heads into the Appalachian woods. He is joined by a cryptozoologist in search of the fabled creature. The question becomes how important is getting the most important story of your life?
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