The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is this weekend. I was so excited about going - I took off a half day from work and everything. There was a screenwriting panel today, they showed the animated short films at Shaolin Computers this evening, Billy Bob Thornton is in town; tonight he did a discussion with some other folks who were in Sling Blade. And tonight there's a jam session with Billy Bob and some other artists. A full day of real culture in Florence, AL! For the past week, I searched high and low for a copy Sling Blade, since I've never seen it. I checked 7 rental places - the places I frequent in Florence, plus every place on Highway 72 between Athens and Florence. I checked Best Buy in Huntsville and Florence, Target in both places, and MovieStop (the used store) in Huntsville. Either they didn't have it, or it was checked out.
So, finally, I found it in a Movie Gallery in Madison. I picked it up last night. But I wasn't feeling well, so I went to bed early without watching it. And I was too sick today to go to work or to the film festival.
Maybe next year.