Forever Fest and Alamo Drafthouse are thrilled to announce the final programming and ticketing for the inaugural year of their weekend-long celebration of girlie pop culture. For the first time ever, fans of female-centric films and books will have a festival where they can come together and revel in their obsessions without shame. Forever Fest will be held primarily at the renowned Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on November 1st -3rd in Austin, Texas.
"Alamo Drafthouse is proud to be a part of Forever Fest," said Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO, Tim League. "It's a truly unique idea with an incredible offering of programming. We are excited for what will be a memorable event led by Brandy Fons' festival expertise and Sarah Pitre's programming savvy."
"We are overjoyed to launch ticketing for Forever Fest and bring our dream of the best girlie weekend ever to the Alamo Drafhouse!" said festival co-founders Sarah Pitre and Brandy Fons.
Tickets for each Forever Fest event will go on sale to the public on Monday, October 14th through drafthouse.com.
Backers who have pledged $100 or higher on the Forever Fest Kickstarter will have access to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, October 9th at 12 PM. So if you're itching to get the best seats in the house, make a pledge of $100 or higher, and you'll receive a private ticketing link.
The Forever Fest Kickstarter is open for pledges until Friday, October 25th with backer rewards that range from Forever Fest swag and makeover parties to a script consultation by Kirsten Smith (co-writer of 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, LEGALLY BLONDE).
FOREVER FEST SCHEDULE
All events will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz unless otherwise indicated.
7:30pm – Empire Records
Join us for a rare screening of the original cut of EMPIRE RECORDS in 35mm.
Damn the man, save the Empire!
9:30pm – Rex Manning Day Party at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
Celebrate the best day of the year with a '90s blowout featuring a live band covering hits like "Say No More, Mon Amour," an Empire Employee Costume Contest and a Rex Manning photobooth.
11:45am – The Cutest Show on Earth presented by Buzzfeed Animals
Can you get through this video collection of cuteness without smiling, laughing and crying tears of happiness?
2:15pm – Young Adult Book Panel
Are you a Young Adult fan who's a little less "Y" and a bit more "A"? Join us for a panel with four of the most dynamic writers in the genre: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (the Fug Girls), Megan McCafferty and Kirsten Smith.
4:15pm – Danceoke
Watch performers bring best dance movies and music videos to life on stage as the scenes play behind them on the silver screen. It's like karaoke… but way more awesome.
7:00pm & 8:30pm – Sixteen Candles
Savor this John Hughes classic along with Liane Curtis (Randy) and Debbie Pollack (Marlene 'Lumberjack'), who will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.
9:00pm- Forever Fest '80s Dance at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
This dance will prove that girls just wanna have fun with SIXTEEN CANDLES cast in attendance, plus '80s hits spun by DJ F*ckin A and a costume contest. (Bonus points if you make your own dress, PRETTY IN PINK style.)
12:00pm – Wild Brunch
Heat up your Sunday with this mimosa-fueled salute to the sexiest men in Hollywood. And yes, catcalling and whistling is encouraged!
For more information, visit www.foreverfest.com and follow Forever Fest on Facebook and Twitter.