BIFF 2009

The Beloit International Film Festival announced its 2009 lineup this week. The festival runs February 19–22, and I’m hoping to make the most of it. I’ve not heard of many of the films on the docket. If any independent film buffs out there could offer some recommendations, I’d appreciate it.

I actually managed to see several films in a theater last year, which is my new record since the quads were born. They were The Spiderwick Chronicles, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wall•E, High School Musical 3, Slumdog Millionaire, and Mutant Chronicles. (I’m not sure the last one counts as in a theater, as the private screening room in which I saw it had no popcorn, but why not?) Toss in a couple more at the Omnimax theater at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and a 3D film at Great America, and that’s a good year for me.