September 26, 2004

L.A.'s First Libertarian/Conservative Film Festival

Next weekend. I'd encourage you to check it out if you're based in Southern California. The Liberty Film Festival will be at the Pacific Design Center (the "Blue Whale") in West Hollywood, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 1-3. I'll be attending with Attila the Hub, and will definitely blog the event. If I can get a WiFi connection established, I'll do some live-blogging, natch.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, over the web. They will not be selling tickets on-site. Move on this now!

To be featured:

• Appearances by Larry Elder, Lionel Chetwynd, and Michael Medved;

• Three cinematic takedowns of Michael Moore, including Michael Moore Hates America, Larry Elder's Michael and Me, which discusses the ways Moore has lied about the Second Amendment issue, and one film that focuses on the distortions in Fahrenheit 9/11;

• A panel discussion on how to get started as a conservative filmmaker;

• A film that discusses Ann Coulter, which I'm very interested in seeing, given the degree to which I've vascillated as to whether she really is "our Michael Moore" (I think not, though her sweeping statements and glib putdowns still bother me);

• A thriller about a planned terrorist attack in L.A. Harbor, put together by the film festival's founders;

• a documentary on Mel Gibson and The Passion.

Posted by Attila at September 26, 2004 02:48 PM

Thanks for bring this up, it sounds like a good time. Tough call to go however...Film Festival vs. Going to Catalina and Dressing Up as Pirate.

Posted by: The Pirate at September 27, 2004 07:40 AM

Re-schedule Catalina! Meet me out at the Film Festival!

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 27, 2004 12:36 PM

That's the thing can't reschedule either. Are you going for the whole event? Pretty sure I'd be on my own, after a 'inadvertant oversigt' in my part got the g/f to go to the 'Right Stuff' comedy tour she does back ground research on any event which attendance is suggested on my part.

I would lean towards the festival, because tis a first time even and the election year. Plus Buccaneer Days happens every year. So after rambling on for a while, I'll let you know.

Posted by: ThePirate at September 27, 2004 12:59 PM

I'll be there mostly with the husband, and I'm going to try to snag an interview or two while I'm there. And try a little live-blogging, if feasible.

But I/we would like to meet you, if you're available.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 27, 2004 03:53 PM

I'll figure out what parts I'm going to since the part with Larry Elder is sold out. Any recomendations?

Posted by: The Pirate at September 28, 2004 07:51 AM

I'll definitly find you if I get there, will you be the one wielding the sword dressed in animal hides chasing the Europeans around the country side?

Posted by: The Pirate at September 28, 2004 09:33 AM

Friday Night is the World Premiere of Lionel Chetwynd's Celsius 41.11.

Saturday Morning (Event 3) Includes the Protest Warriors.

Event 8 on Saturday night (right after Larry Elder) is a tribute to Ronald Reagan.

Let's see . . . don't have my notes in front of me for Sunday, but that has to include Michael Moore Hates America, which would be a highlight.

Definitely wielding a sword and slaughtering innocents ;)

But if you want to be sure, go to the Outside the Beltway blog, where James has a separate topic on his sidebar called "Blog Chix Pix." The most recent version of that (should be the first one that comes up) has two links to pictures of me.

Also, e-mail me at, and we'll get more specific.

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