Sunday, March 08, 2009

it's that time of year again

the philadelphia film festival (temporarily renamed the philly film festival/cinefest) is coming. i wasn't sure it would actually happen this year, but they managed to patch things together at the last minute.

in any case, i'm going to get my usual ten movie pass, and i'll probably end up buying a few tickets on top of that. the biggest trick is figuring out what to watch. i'm open to suggestions. feel free to browse through the list and let me know if there's anything you recommend that i see or avoid.

i've just started glancing over the program. i did notice that the "cinema of the muslim world" program is not dominated by iranian films this year (as it has been in most years). almost half seem to be palestinian. more chances to practice arabic! also, the documentaries about iraq fad seems to have passed (or at least it's taking a break with this fest). i see that one of the docs adds to the arabic-language films count. but it's pretty unlikely that i'll understand much of the dialect in that one.

anyway, leave your suggestions in the comments.