Film Festivals. I’ve been to a handful: the Berlinale, Toronto, Sundance and Telluride. They’ve all got their own personality, but Fantastic Fest is the one con huevos y cerveza.
The festival is held at the Alamo Drafthouse, where the movie theaters have full meal and drink service. It’s a welcome amenity, even during a festival whose programming often doubles (in a good way) as an appetite suppressant. Appropriately enough, the kitchen prepared a non-edible 10th anniversary feast for opening night:
That’s right, there was an all-out food fight. And then there was a piñata party where Eli Roth tried to bust open both human and candy fillings.
The next day, people got pie-creamed in honor of (and homage to) the fest’s 35mm revival screening of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and the awesome-sounding upcoming anthology series highlighting kid cult films, Kid Power!
With all this food, how could I ever lose my lunch?