Festival (2010) – By Brian Morton

If you’ve never been to a film festival, then you’re really missing it. There are some truly strange people who both hang out and participate in film festivals…myself included! Well, a new movie by Brett Leigh & Michael R. West called Festival, takes us behind the scenes of a film festival to introduce us to the people who help get it going…and it’s one of the funniest indies I’ve seen this year!

The idea is that this is the first year for our film festival and the festival committee has decided that if they made a documentary of their festival, it might lend them a bit more legitimacy, so they select Margaret (a girl who works in their web department) and make her the face of the festival on film. The problem is that Margaret doesn’t want anything to do with it, but she’s the only normal person in the building apparently! As we follow Margaret as she interviews the other members of the committee and the filmmakers who are participating in the festival. We have everyone from the pretentious ‘artiste’ to the semi-literate patriot…and they’re all funny as hell!!

Festival is something that you really need to see for yourself, if you love movies or have ever been to a festival or a convention, then you’ll love Festival! I’m giving Festival 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s a funny movie filled with funny people that will have you laughing all the way to a festival near you! Check it out for yourself over at http://www.festivalthemovie.com.