February: Love, SF Indie Fest, and LOL
Even though there was fair warning here on MetroBlogging that SF Indie Fest was coming up, I don’t know how it managed to get here so quickly. I mean, a few times a week, I trek down to the 16th St. BART station and pass the signs for the festival at Victoria Theater on my way to the rock climbing gym, so it’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. But I kept thinking that it was in mid-February and mid-February seemed so far away. Alas, I look outside at the distinctly mid-February weather, notice Valentine’s Day marked on next week’s page on the calendar and browse my computer’s saved “favorites” only to find that indeed, SF Indie Fest has started.
For various reasons, I’ve done my research on independent film festivals. They’re interesting things which draw together the eccentrics and the creatives and the artistes and the average people in a setting familiar to each of them – the movie theater. Romance and passion happen all of the time in movie theaters – both on and off the screen – and so how appropriate it is to attend SF Indie Fest during the month with all its celebrations of love. Ah, but love in the modern world is a complex thing – and one of today’s SF Indie Fest picks, LOL, captures that complexity. Learn more about the film here and about the other films of SF Indie fest here.