“Plan ahead for what?” you say. The third annual Swede Fest Palm Beach, that’s what. It’s Saturday, August 2, 2014 at The Borland Center in Palm Beach Gardens.
What is Swede Fest? The tag line is “Bad movies by good people.” The Swede Fest Palm Beach website defines a “swede” this way: “A swede is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a hit Hollywood film – the bigger, the better. The term comes from the 2008 comedy, “Be Kind Rewind,” and was made up to explain the sheer awfulness of their remade films by touting them as European – “swedes” because it sounded really sophisticated”.
That, in a nutshell, is what this event is. Amateur film makers submit short versions of popular films that they have ‘re-imagined’ with hilarious results. It’s a contest, so the audience gets to vote for their favorites.
Last year, friends of ours submitted a short of Goodfellas with the characters as mimes. You can use this link to check it out on YouTube. http://youtu.be/e-2JvzUB7q4
I know what you’re thinking: It’s not until August, there’s plenty of time. And you would be so wrong, my friend, because here’s the thing–they have sold out both previous years. Last year we bought our tickets online and were planning to meet friends there who were going to buy theirs at the door. Except, seats were completely sold out. So the moral of this story is…buy your tickets in advance online. General admission goes for $8. VIP goes for $11, and with that you get a lanyard with a VIP pass which is pretty cool on its own, BUT it also gets you better seats.
All in all, this is a not-to-be-missed Date Night.