FILM THREAT'S 2008 AFI DALLAS FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 3) Image

Since I spent most of my time in screenings, watching panels or writing on-the-spot blogs, there’s still much more coverage to come. Jeff Otto’s interview with Chuck D will be making its way to the site this week, as will my own interviews with the filmmakers and cast of “Battle in Seattle.” So if you click on a link and it isn’t live yet, check back in a day or two and it will be.

FILM THREAT REVIEWS!
“The Assassination of a High School President”
“At the Death House Door”
“Baghead”
“Battle in Seattle”
“Bigger, Stronger, Faster”
“The Black List”
“Bowling for Soup: Live and Very Attractive”
“The Class”
“Cook County”
“Crawford”
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
“Frag”
“Goliath”
“The Guitar”
“Heckler”
“Intimidad”
“Jump!”
“Lou Reed’s Berlin”
“Madame Tutli-Putli”
“Mermaid”
“The Monster Among Us”
“The Rambler”
“Savage Grace”
“Six Man, Texas”
“Snow Angels”
“Son of Rambow”
“Sonic Youth: Sleeping Wide Awake”
“Spider”
“Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story”
“Stuck”
“Timecrimes (Cronoscrimines)”
“The Visitor”
“What Just Happened?”

BLOG ENTRIES!
I was insanely active in blogging the festival, as there was much going on all the time. Read on:
Going back to Texas…
Big pimpin’ at the 2008 AFI Dallas Film Festival…
Bring tha noize!
Moving into the Angelika for the day…
My day of documentaries…
You never got me down, Ray…
Guitar Hero III: A Battle in Pictures
Of blogs unwritten…
The First Critic to be Publicly Heckled?
De Niro, “The Class,” “Sonic Youth” and “Heckler”…
“Battle in Seattle,” New Generation of Filmmakers panel and the closing night party…

At the end of the day, I had a brilliant time at the festival and that was primarily due to the kindness and professionalism of everybody from the volunteers to the heads of the festival. Special thanks for making this festival a blast go out to Michael Cain, Levi Elder, James Faust, Sarah Harris, Gina Lang, Taya Varnichpun, John Wildman and, honestly, everyone else associated with putting this festival together and making sure that I didn’t miss out on the time of my life. Thank you!

– Mark Bell, Editor-in-Disbelief That a Second Year Fest Could Rock This Hard

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