One of my favorite films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival will kick off one of my favorite film festivals of the year, as Gen Art has just unveiled the lineup for their 15th annual film festival, which will run in New York City from April 7th-13th. Sundance fav (and audience award winner) HappyThankYouMorePlease will open this year's festival, which is looking to make a big splash in the Big Apple in honor of its 15th anniversary.
Also screening the fest this year -- which boasts a pretty enticing (from a festgoer's perspective) lineup of 7 film premieres and 7 parties in 7 days -- Adrian Grenier's (Entourage) excellent doc Teenage Paparazzo (which was another buzzed-about Sundance title), Sebastian Gutierrez's Elektra Luxx, Tanner Hall, Waiting for Forever, Scott Caan's Mercy and the Slamdance audience award winner, The Wild Hunt. All seven of these films will be enjoying their New York premieres at the festival, and all of them are completely worthy of a night out on the town.
The one thing I love about the Gen Art fest (and I say this every year) is that the price of a ticket ($25-35) not only gets you in to see the film (all features are also accompanied by a short), but you also get access to the film's after party at some way-hotter-than-you NYC hot spot, which comes complete with open bar, celebrity appearances and a chance to meet yours truly (I'll be the guy making an ass of himself on the dance floor as onlookers point and laugh continuously).
For more information, tickets and schedule, please visit Gen Art's website at or call(212) 255-7300. So ... I'll be seeing you there, right?