Forever Fest 2014 to Feature 'Mean Girls' 10th Anniversary Screening (Exclusive)
The girl-centric fest will also feature a screening of 'Amira & Sam'
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Forever Fest 2014 will feature a 10th anniversary screening of Mean Girls and the premiere of Amira & Sam when the annual event returns to Austin, Texas.
The fest, a weekend celebration of girlie pop culture, will take place Nov. 14-16 at the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar & Highball.
“I am excited to watch Forever Fest continue to evolve,” said Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “Forever Fest shares a spirit with the similarly initialed to Fantastic Fest. It is built upon a strong sense of community, a clear programming identity and outrageously fun parties.”
On Friday, Nov. 14, a screening of Lindsay Lohan- and Rachel McAdams-starring comedy Mean Girls will take place, followed by a Q&A with stars Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels), Daniel Franzese (Damian) and Daniel DeSanto (Jason).
On Saturday, the film Amira & Sam will have its Austin premiere with stars Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi and director Sean Mullin in attendance. The film follows an Army vet who attempts to assimilate back into a country he barely recognizes while trying to win the heart of an Iraqi immigrant.
Other highlights of the fest include a panel called “Meme Girls: Women on the Internet” and The Spring Fling party where attendees are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Mean Girls character.
Badges for Forever Fest will go on sale to the public through drafthouse.com until Tuesday, October 28, and individual tickets to events with remaining seats will go on sale starting on Wednesday, October 29.
A list of the full schedule is below:
Friday, November 14
7:30 p.m. 10th Anniversary Screening of Mean Girls
Quote-along with stars Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese and Daniel DeSanto in attendance This interactive screening is guaranteed to be even better than a cake made out of rainbows and smiles, and it will be followed by a live Q&A.
10:00 p.m. The Spring Fling (The Highball)
Come dressed as your favorite Mean Girls character and party like you just won the Mathlete State Championship.
Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m. Nails Y’all Workshop
Join Forever Fest and Nails Y'all for a nail art workshop just for you! Learn how to make your nails DIY-fancy with designs like hearts, clouds, kisses, camo, and more!
11:00 a.m. Hoppy Hour
Cuddle tiny animals in real life (!) at this petting zoo brought to you by Tiny Tails.
12:00 p.m. The Cute Brunch
Squeal yourself silly at this clip show of adorable animals.
2:15 p.m. Meme Girls: Women on the Internet
A panel discussion with Jennifer Romolini, editor in chief of Hello Giggles; Mallory Ortberg, co-creator of The Toast and author of Texts From Jane Eyre; and Jazmine S. Hughes, contributing editor for The Hairpin.
4:30 p.m. Danceoke
It's like karaoke, but with dancing instead of singing! Local teams perform routines from dance movies and music videos while the scene plays behind them on the big screen.
7:30 p.m. Austin Premiere of Amira & Sam with stars Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi and director Sean Mullin in attendance
10:00 p.m. Pajama Party (The Highball)
Slip on your jammies and indulge in classic slumber party activities, including makeovers, braid bar, magazine quizzes, pillow fights and, most importantly, a majorly hyper dance-a-thon.
Sunday, November 16
The Wild Brunch Salute Hollywood's hottest men with this sexy clip show, where things are guaranteed to get rowdy.