Okay, this looks REALLY fun! In 2008, Hollywood's prodigal daughter, Jennifer Lynch (father is director David Lynch), traveled to India to direct Hisss: a creature-feature film about the vengeful snake Goddess Nagin. But things go wrong very quickly. Perhaps there is a good reason why Hollywood and Bollywood have never blended like this before.
So their Australian video woman had enough footage and smarts to make a documentary of it all, titled Against the Gods - with some great India scenery thrown in. Jennifer Lynch will be there to talk after, plus there's a wine and cheese - which is great for socializing. That's why the $20 cost. (Maybe we can also get a quick dinner after that.)
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Here's the link to buy them. I think it will sell out once the word gets out, but, of course, I don't know for sure. Again here's the link. It's also a good festival to support.
Here's more of a description: With uncensored candour, Lynch can only cheerlead and watch with part hope, part despair as her beloved Hisss strays further and further away from her original vision. Surrounded by a team of truly wonderful Indian crew, her twelve-year-old daughter, and a cast of Bollywood stars, she does her best to stay sane and guide the production through a minefield of disasters.
Followed by a conversation with director Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Surveillance, Chained).
Screens with Handle With Care directed by Jun Iwakawa (UK/2013/4:30mins);
Directed by Penny Vozniak
Australia / 2012 / 85mins (not in competition)