Backseat Film Festival in Philadelphia
JANUARY 22-25TH 2004
Philadelphia edition is over (for now), and we would like to thank
the filmmakers, sponsors, interns and of course everyone who attended
the festival for helping us live up to our reputation as . . .
The drinking man’s film festival!
All in all,
it was a huge success!
Lots of zombies, hot babes, dirty jokes and booze . . .
. . . and of course, more rock ‘n roll movies than you could
shake a beer at!!!
festivities started out innocuously enough at Silk City, where
the rejected submission tapes were finally given their due—they
were smashed to pieces in front of a live audience!
SEE VIDEO HERE!
started on Friday night with a block of short films, many of them
local favorites, and ended with a documentary about the Philly
celebrity and personal hero of the Backseat Film Festival, the
Legendary WID. WID even made a very special appearance before
he returned to the womb of South Philly hilarity from whence he
was an after-party at Whiskey Dix. I was passed out and didn’t
make it, but I heard it was great.
The rock ‘n
roll movies on Saturday included a movie about the plaster-casting
of rock stars’ penises, a film about puberty and zombies
and a block of films devoted to documetarian, Jeff Krulik, of
Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame.
was another after-party at N. 3rd, but I didn’t make it
out to this one either (and for good reason)
kicked off Sunday’s sketch comedy block with a live performance
of their new song about Taco Bell. It could only go uphill from
there, and it did. We screened the world premiere of the first
2 installments of the new Bikini Bandits shorts, the Canadian
crowd favorite, Fubar, and capped off the night with the BEST
FEATURE winner, Prison-A-Go-Go!
I made it
to this after-party, but I don’t remember where it was or
how long we were there. I was told we had a great time though!