@MissFive Shouldn’t you have been at work anyway? Or were the kids out of school for Groundhog Day?
Archive for February 2nd, 2009
@MissFive I was just thinking yesterday that I need to hang out with you and the Binghamseses more. So YES. (Maybe. It doesn’t hurt to ask.)
Do you remember how last year around this time I took a last-minute trip to Oxford, Miss., to appear on a panel at the Oxford Film Festival, filling in for my friend Weinberg, who’d had a dental emergency? No? Well, you can read about it here.
The point is, I had a great time, and they’ve invited me back for the 6th Annual Oxford Film Festival this weekend. I’m on the jury that will award prizes to the short films playing in the festival, and I’ll be on a panel discussion on Friday. The panel is free and open to the public, so if you’re near Oxford, why not swing by? I mean, honestly, what’s stopping you?
The topic is “What Is the Role of a Film Critic?” and the official description is: “Are critics meant to serve as mediators between a film and its audience only before they purchase a ticket, or do they instead help to shape the way we think about movies in general?” Good question! I guess that’s what we’ll be talking about. Kim Voynar of Movie City News will be the moderator; Weinberg (barring any further dental mishaps) and I will be panelists, along with Jeff Wells, James Rocchi, and a few others; and I assume there will be a Q-and-A at the end.
It’s at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 6. at the Overby Center on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford. If you attend, be sure to come up and say hi to me afterward, if only to prove that there are people in Mississippi who know who I am.
Reason #82 why SXSW is better than Sundance: ‘Adventureland’ is playing, and press won’t have to jump through hoops to be able to see it.
@MissFive Why isn’t it called Much Ado About Muffins? And why wasn’t I invited?
Happy Groundhog Day to you! I hope you are gathered with your family and loved ones to observe this sacred holiday.
In the meantime, “Snide Remarks” is back from Sundance hiatus (yeah … that’s the excuse I’ll use this time) with “The Oaf of Office,” recounting some recent scandals and what to do about them.
Remember that you can follow me on Twitter if you like (I’m EricDSnider), and that I won’t be your friend on Facebook unless I actually know you. A guy has to have some standards.
@craigbates Needlenose Ned? Ned the Head? Did the whistling belly button trick at the high school talent show?
Movie most people love that I don’t care for: “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Publicists seem to have two primary methods of dealing with film critics: ignoring them, and lying to them.