March 26, 2006 |
At last count, I have been to a thousand film festivals in a hundred countries. Or maybe it just feels that way. Whatever the number is, it's a lot, and only a fraction of what's out there. Film festivals have become the tourist attraction du jour, their growing numbers just part of the continued scramble to pull in dollars, extend the "season" at already hot spots and bring cultural cachet to otherwise intellectually drought-ridden areas of planet Earth.