3-D films get their own festival
We?ve been hearing a lot about how 3-D movie technology is going to create a revolution in entertainment, but other than a little film called Avatar and a few cool kids? flicks, we haven?t really noticed this alleged coup.
All that changes this weekend, however, when the 3-D Film Festival comes to Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. The world?s first and largest digital 3-D film festival and market packs a lot into three days: It?s a tad stargazey (celebs include host actor Thomas Jane), a smidgen nerd-friendly (there?s a lounge with 3-D video games) and a little bit glam (events include a 3-D nightclub and galas with live entertainment and film screenings).
And like all the best film festivals, this series includes a wide range of films we otherwise might not have a chance to see, like the nature film Na Nai?a: Legend of the Dolphins and Experience Montreux in 3D, a doc about the Montreux Jazz Festival. One of the film?s musicians, Quincy Jones, will even perform live at the fest?s closing-night party.
Luckily, 3-D hasn?t gone completely hoity-toity--the fest also features the world premiere of Spiders 3D, a horror film in which gigantic spiders wreak havoc on New York City. It?s lowbrow, to be sure--but we can?t wait for those arachnids to come crawling toward us.
Regal Cinemas 14 L.A. Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd.; 213-763-6070 or 3dff.org