Posted at 2:01 PM on April 17, 2009
by Euan Kerr
As mentioned before, one of the delights of film festivals is in addition to the movies, is meeting other film freaks. And today there is a unique opportunity to meet the Movie Goats.
Daniel Getahun of the Getafilm blog and Kathie Smith of the Kathie Smith Twin Cities Film Geek Galore blog are convening a gathering at Pracna on Main in Minneapolis late this afternoon. It's the bar next door to St Antony Main where the bulk of the MSPIFF films will screen.
They are calling it the first ever MSPIFF Friday Film Goat Get Together. They are using the goat as a symbol for voracious appetite, which in the case of film goats means an appetite for anything to do with movies. The idea is to meet, talk about films and plans for the MSPIFF. Getahun also hopes to put faces to readers.
The Film Goat Get Together starts at 5.30. At least one director, Louis Lapat of "Win or Lose" plans to attend. If it goes well, there may be another gathering of Film Goats next week.
Thanks for the plug, Euan. All are welcome - we don't bite and we'd love to connect with other local movie lovers!
Look out Pracna! Here we come! Daniel was speaking for himself when he said we don't bite, but as long as I can keep my mouth a flappin' about movies, everyone will be safe!