THANK GOD FOR THAT!
This is (most of) my Melbourne International Film Festival schedule as of right now. I basically didn't give a rat's arse what I got as long as I had Inland Empire on there AND I DO OMG! The August 7 screening at ACMI, so I'm mucho happy. As the clock ticked 11am the site still wasn't working and then it wouldn't let me do anything for fifteen minutes so I was panicking. It just kept coming up with "ONLINE SALES CLOSED" and I just couldn't do anything. But, yes, thankfully it all worked out and I'm booked for all the movies I really wanted to see bar one. I was a stupid idiot and forgot all about David Gordon Green's Snow Angels. By the time I finally remembered I had already maxxed out my pass. I would have substituted it for Control, but it was too late. Oh well. Maybe I could still swap it? I'll see. I would have tried to see Eyton Fox's The Bubble as well, but I can deal.
The only movie that isn't listed on the above grid is a film called The Witnesses, which sounded good in The Age MIFF guide.
I'm happy about my selections. I got the higher-profile director films that I was dying to see like Lynch's Inland Empire, Bela Tarr's The Man From London and Lars von Trier's The Boss of It All. Plus some other ones I was less-familiar with, but which sound great like Bella (won TIFF's People's Choice Award), The Untouchable (woman tries to find her Indian father), Night (An Australian documentary) and The Witnesses (GLBT-themed mystery... I think). I even have some French horror (Ils), two acclaimed Asian films (Syndromes and a Century, despite my friend Simon trying to tell me not to see it, and Still Life), and Savage Grace by Tom Kalin with Julianne Moore(!!!).
For me it all starts July 27 (that's exactly two weeks from today) so omgyay! I may try and see