question of the weekend: have you ever attended a film festival? (and if not, would you like to?)

Perhaps the most famous film festival in the world, Cannes, wraps up its 2021 edition today. (The image here is from a Cannes photocall for The French Dispatch, with, from left, Timothée Chalamet, director Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray. The photo has gone viral.) And this weekend, I’m involved with mini-fest Woman with a Movie Camera Summit. (If you haven’t already gotten a ticket, sorry: you’re too late.) With this little coincidence in mind:

Have you ever attended a film festival? (And if not, would you like to?) If you have attended, do you have any particularly good — or bad — memories of the experience, perhaps of certain films you got to see that you wouldn’t otherwise have been able to, or of the overall vibe? Would you attend again, or have you?

(You can also discuss this at FlickFilosopher.com, if you prefer.)