By all accounts, Hot Docs was another smashing success for PvsG. With two packed screenings at the historic Bloor Cinema (more than any other film at the festival), long lines vanishing into the Toronto twilight, and another full house at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall, approximately 1,500 locals got a chance to attend our Canadian premiere. In many ways, Hot Docs was reminiscent of SXSW. The crowds were just as enthusiastic. Plenty of laughter and applause during the film. Engaging Q&As (the one after our midnight show lasted almost 30 minutes). And, of course, a myriad of Tweets.
Hot Docs was also a busy time for us, with constant interviews and industry meetings. As a result, we didn’t have the opportunity to watch many other films; but we did get a chance to catch a midnight screening of The Parking Lot Movie, which also premiered at SXSW. A highly recommended gem of a documentary–not to mention that the filmmakers, Meghan and Christopher, are some of the nicest people we’ve met on the circuit. We also enjoyed a couple of dinners with the brilliant Michael Kaminski, author of The Secret History of Star Wars–a must-read for anyone interested in the topic.
Back in Denver again. Looking forward to a busy month of June, with an event screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival (June 23rd, 8:30pm at the Ford Amphitheatre, where there will apparently be special treats for anyone who comes in character), as well as our East Coast and European premieres (currently embargoed–details TBA soon on our website). We also have an important Asian premiere coming up in July. So many news we’d like to be able to share right away, but that we unfortunately have to keep under our hats for a little while longer. In any case, plenty of frequent flier miles to be accumulated in the near future. And, as always, we look forward to meeting and interacting with audiences.
Here’s what the Toronto media had to say about our film:
“I’m pretty sure this movie was made for me.” (The Film Reel)
“Pure fun. […] The Nuremberg of fandom retaliation.” (Press +1)
“Whether you like Star Wars, hate Star Wars or can’t tell a wookie from an ewok, watching this movie […] makes you love the fans, in all their obsessive, lightsaber-wielding glory.” (Sound on Sight)
And here’s a handful of links for your enjoyment:
AOP interview with MovieTalkFest