Right on the heels of its much beloved genre film festival, Fantastic Fest’s closing, the Alamo Drafthouse has announced a new festival. This new festival is named Forever Fest, a festival that aims to offer the films that the ladies want to see. That’s not to say that ladies don’t love all types of movies, including the Fantastic Fest kind, but there isn’t a festival that truly shows the romance films and “chick flicks”, and that is a crime really. We’re excited by it, so follow us after the jump for more details.
The festival is actually starting as a Kickstarter project to help make it happen, and we strongly urge you help (the link is right above where I said “Kickstarter”) The official reasoning for the festival is:
These days, film festivals are a dime a dozen. Whether you’re a fan of horror or indie, international or local, there’s a film festival for you.
With one major exception.
If you’re a lady who loves DIRTY DANCING, or a woman who’s seen SIXTEEN CANDLES a thousand times, or a guy who can’t stop quoting CLUELESS, you’re still in search of a festival that meets your movie-loving needs.
That’s why we’re inviting you to come down to Austin, TX from November 1-3 to attend Forever Fest, the first ever festival devoted to girlie pop culture.
The full festival plans so far include:
Danceoke: Your favorite cinematic dance routines performed live on stage while the scene plays on the big screen.
EMPIRE RECORDS screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance, followed by a Rex Manning Day party.
The Cute Show: an adorable clip show presented by BuzzFeed and guaranteed to make you squee.
Book talk with Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, creators of Go Fug Yourself and authors of Spoiled and Messy.
CAN’T HARDLY WAIT screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance
SIXTEEN CANDLES screening with select talent in attendance followed by the ultimate ’80s high school dance.
The Wild Brunch: A mimosa-fueled salute to the hottest men in cinema.
Early Screening of a buzzworthy new film this fall/holiday season.
And more to come! It all just sounds great and like a lot of fun and I can’t wait for it to happen as it will be a welcome addition to our Austin Festival Circuit. So if you have any interest in it at all check out the Kickstarter, help if you can and otherwise lets get ready for Forever Fest!