Veterans! 9/11! Bad, ineptly conceived movies that can’t get distributors or bookings!



Apparently it’s that time of year again.

In addition to awards being given in each filmmaking genre, the [Burbank International Film] festival will also honor Michelle Nichols with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Danny Woodbury with the Diversity Award, and Jane Seymour with the Awareness Award. In recognition of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the festival will honor a veteran from World War II, and one from Iraq/Afghanistan. Hal Albert (WWII) and Doug Woodhams (Iraq and Afghanistan) will both receive the Act of Valor Award. New this year, in recognition of director Garry Marshall, the inaugural Garry Marshall Spirit Award will be a continuing tribute to his life and legacy, and will be presented to a different recipient every year.

What do valorous veterans have to do with films or film festivals, and what do veterans of any kind have to do with 9/11? This is all nothing but mawkish pandering.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to do things, and so why do it at all if you can’t (or won’t) do it right? Or does this crowd not even know? It’s such an embarrassment; just so culturally and intellectually degrading.




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7 responses to “Veterans! 9/11! Bad, ineptly conceived movies that can’t get distributors or bookings!

  1. CornFused

    I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name to the “Hollywood Burbank International Film Festival”.

  2. chad

    Give them time….

  3. I’m trying to figure out who Michelle Nichols is. Nichelle Nichols starred as Uhura on the original Star Trek series and later movies. Hope they spell her name right on the award if that is indeed her!

    • semichorus

      Good catch. How could they make such a mistake?

      I’m also curious what her lifetime achievement was. First interracial kiss on TV?

      • Beth

        Not only do they have 9/11 confused with War, they seem to skip over the Korean War as well as the Vietnam War.
        Revisionism fits right in with this “Festival”‘.
        So typical of phony media milking the crowd.

  4. Anonymous

    The pagan fest is going on at the Marriott today.

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