It’s Festival Time Again

Yesterday morning I delivered Julia to the airport for her to make her annual trip to visit family in  Tucson. Unfortunately for the second year in a row, my schedule didn’t line up so I could accompany her. My loss is your gain, however, because that also means for the second year in a row it will be the Julia’s Outta Town (J.O.T.) Film Festival here at Naked But For a Loincloth!

My plan will be the same: try and watch at least two movies each day she’s gone (Monday through Thursday) and provide short reviews. Since today is already Tuesday, that means I already have two movies from last night to report back on, which I hope to do yet this afternoon. These movies (ahem, excuse me, films) will be ones that I wouldn’t necessarily watch with her. So either stuff I want to re-watch (she isn’t a big re-watcher), stuff she thinks I should see because she already has, or stuff I want to see that I doubt she’d like, or that she has already said she doesn’t want to watch. Expect nothing but the best.

Meanwhile, here is a recap from last year’s event, which also covered four days.

Day One: Haywire and Underworld: Awakening

Day Two: Batman Night, featuring Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

Day Three: Winter’s Bone and American Grindhouse

Day Four: True Grit

Looks like last year had some problems, and kind of fizzled out at the end (i.e. X Night never happened?!). I’m better prepared this time around, with movies already rented and ready to watch. The excitement . . . can you feel it?

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

8 thoughts on “It’s Festival Time Again”

  1. The anticipation is KILLING me. Sorry you’re missing the trip, but looking forward to your reviews!

    P.S. Have you seen the documentary Searching For Sugar Man? Watched this weekend, think it might be in your wheelhouse.

    1. I thought I had a copy of that one, but apparently I don’t. In a nutshell, I can say I liked the movie but think Treadwell was a nut job. He utterly lacked the rational respect one must retain when in the vicinity of apex predators, especially apex predators who don’t give a damn about humans.

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