posted by May 25 at 17:42 PMon
From Slog commenter “commenter”:
SIFF royally fucked up the 11am showing of Head-On at Pacific Place, showing the 98 Greek film of the same title instead then waiting an hour before stopping the film and announcing the mistake. The apologetic SIFF worker handed out free tickets and asked that people keep the snafu to themselves. Whoops. Would have been nice of them to tell us that before we wasted an hour watching a different movie. If we hadn’t been in the middle of our row we would have walked out about 10 mins in since the film they did decide to show was awful.
At first I thought, wow, that sounds like a pretty difficult mistake to make, since Head-On and Fatih Akin’s new film The Edge of Heaven, which also played this weekend at the festival, are both handled by the same distributor. Turns out the ‘98
Greek movie is also handled by Strand Releasing. So it might be the distributor’s fault.
Sill, this rivals and probably bests the several times a print has caught fire at the Egyptian during SIFF. Whoops!