We're constantly seeking ways to add to the festival vibe. Our mission is to create a shared experience around film. This means after we watch the movies, we want to mingle and talk and offer various ways for local film lovers to interact with the fest and each other.
So, here's a few shiny new things we're doing this year, and we do hope you like them!
Another new partner for the festival, RJE Knoll is outfitting the IMA's Fountain Room with some swank furniture to help create the 2011 Festival Lounge. This will be the place to be between screenings to catch up with friends, to chat about the films and maybe meet a director or two! The music will be oh so good – DJ TwinPeaks will be making a few stops in the lounge, and our friends at My Old Kentucky Blog (MOKB) are sharing their first two shufflers, which are chock full of awesomeness. Our Official Beer of the Fest, Sun King, will be on hand with their Popcorn Pilsner. Could their be a better beer to pair with movies? We think not. Did we mention Just Pop In will be serving up their delicious popcorn?. Oh yes. The lounge will be the place to be, that is – if you aren't watching movies. The lounge will be open July 15-17 from 4p to 11p.
After Party Spots
This year we've organized a slate of bars to head to after the movies every night. Once you've seen the flicks, you want to talk about them, hang out with other film lovers and continue drinking in the vibe of the fest. So come on out after the show!
Th 7/14 – Opening Night Party at The Bar at the Ambassador
Fri 7/15 – O’Reilly’s
Sat 7/16 – Sensu
Sun 7/17 - Mesh
Mon 7/18 – Elbow Room
Tues 7/19 – White Rabbit
Wed 7/20 – Ball and Biscuit
Th 7/21 – Urban Element
Fri 7/22 – Tavern on South
Sat 7/23 – Closing Night Party at Agio
Image credit: Reel mosaic by Carbon Arc via flickr