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With the final screenings rolling their credits soon, here are some notable hot and not-so hot moments from the past weekend.
The stars of Bully
There were few dry eyes after watching Bully, this year’s True False Fund film. The individuals featured in the film may not have yet graduated high school, but they know more about bravery than some learn in a lifetime. Many of the stars were also in town and participated in the Q&As after the screenings; they were greeted by a standing ovation Saturday afternoon when they took the stage.
Before every screening, Buskers entertained and prepped the audiences for its next film. Musicians at this year’s fest included French band Les Trois Coups and the Toughcats, who have traveled to the fest from Maine every year.
Geek-dom at Comic-Con Episode IV
A full theater embraced their nerdiness with Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, which was produced by nerd-greats Joss Whedon and Stan Lee. The attendees at Saturday night’s screening included Captain Picard, Mass Effect’s Shepard and a member of the Na’vi people.
While waiting in line is not the most exciting, attendees at this year’s fest seemed more than willing to stand in the Q line for hours in some cases for screenings. The final screenings of Bully and Undefeated included Q lines that were out the doors and down the block or across the Quad. However, we can’t argue that these films were not worth the wait.
An Oscar in Columbia
At Sunday night’s final screening of Undefeated, the co-directors Dan Lindsey and T.J. Martin brought out their Oscar during the Q&A session after the film. The movie won Best Documentary Picture at the Academy Awards last Sunday.
The temperature dip
The fest began Thursday with temperatures in the high 60s, but an extreme weather shift brought snow flurries and a wintery mix Friday morning. Luckily, the weather cleared in time for March March Friday evening, but for a while it looked like a repeat of the cursed weather of last year when the parade had to be postponed due to severe weather.
The initial reception of V/H/S
Warnings of the graphic nature of film began appeared online after Thursday’s screening. Many claimed to have left the theater in disgust, or worse, to be sick. However, the film seemed to be more well-received at later showings.
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