ITSA Film Festival – Screening Schedule

Though it was confirmed about two weeks ago and I posted it on facebook all ready, regardless, I’m happy to re-announce that the music video I directed, Attack of the Killer UFOs, will be screened at the ITSA Film Festival in Sonora, CA and Groveland, CA on Saturday Oct. 1st.

The way this festival works, which is unique, they have two venues screening all the films (except for the last 6 films) at both venues in Sonora, CA and Groveland, CA simultaneously. So you have your choice of venue/city to attend for the festival. There are also film workshops you can choose to attend.

The festival also groups a select number of films into one hour “sets” throughout the day.  My music video is a part of film set 2, which is a batch of sci-fi short films and the set begins at 11:40am. My video will be screened third.

So! In order to see Attack of the Killer UFOs you can either go to the Sonora Opera Hall or the Groveland Community Center at around 11:40am for film set 2. My girlfriend and I are attending the festival in Sonora, so if you want hang out that’s where we’ll be 🙂

How to purchase tickets and how they work: You can purchase tickets online here, http://www.itsatickets.com, or just purchase them in person at the Sonora Opera Hall and you can choose to pay for one film set for $10.00 or if you want to watch all films that day you can purchase an all day/one venue pass for $25.00.

It’s a little confusing but once you have your ticket it’ll be fine and I’m sure it’s going to be fun. I know there are some actors from the video who plan on showing up to the festival I hope they do and we get to hang out and watch the video together in front of people we never met 🙂

All this information can be found at the official ITSA Film Festival website: www.itsafilmfestival.com

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130698000352563

Shopping at Rasputin in Stockton

Yesterday my girlfriend and I went to Stockton to shop at Rasputin Music and to eat dinner in Elkgrove at Loving Hut (all vegan restaurant). I wanted to share some of the movies I bought while in Stockton:

The first one is “Lady Snowblood” a 1973 martial arts/revenge film that I’ve been looking for a copy of for a couple of months. This film was also one of the many movies that inspired Quentin Taratino’s Kill Bill. I first tried looking for this movie at the Rasputin in San Francisco but they didn’t have it or anything in the same genre; it was very disappointing. But luckily I was able to find it in Stockton and my girlfriend bought it for me 🙂 The Rasputin in Stockton is well stocked in the movie department not so much in music, though you can still find some cool shit. My girlfriend bought a few CDs (VNV Nation and Morrissey).

The next film that I bought was “Band of Outsiders” (Bande à part) by Jean-Luc Godard the Criterion Collection release. I had bought this for my brother for his birthday a long time ago, so I thought it was about time I got my own copy of the film. BTW the trailer is not very good; but you should still give it a try.

The third film I purchased was another movie I had watched years ago but never got around to buying myself a copy was “The Limey” by Steven Soderbergh. This film also was a big influence on my latest music video: Delusions.

After Rasputin, we went to the mall in Stockton and at their Barnes & Nobles they still sell movies and they were having a 40% off all Blu-Rays, so I picked up a few more films. I bought blu-ray copies of Memento by Christopher Nolan

and Blood Simple by the Coen Brothers, which I haven’t watched yet, but I know I’ll enjoy it. Also my girlfriend bought me this film also.

And the last film I bought for was “High and Low” by by Akira Kurosawa (released by Criterion) another film I have not seen yet but I am excited to watch. Maybe I’ll post my “reviews” of the films once I watch them.

 

New Beginnings!

Hello! This is Matt. I had an official website but it was done all by myself (html code and all) with no helpful tools and it was horrible; but now I finally made the jump to WordPress and I’m all ready enjoying it so much better. I can’t wait to get the rest of the site up and running and actually have a website worthy of sharing 🙂