About 50 people herded into a special events tent on the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival Wednesday night for the first public premiere of "All's Faire in Love," which was shot on location in 2008.
Audience members, who were mostly Renaissance Festival staff, laughed along with the romantic-comedy as many of them caught glimpses off themselves in shots of the flick. The crowd erupted in applause at film's end.
"All's Faire in Love," stars Christina Ricci and Owen Benjamin as Renaissance Festival actors, who rival with another team of festival actors in everyday event activities.
Screenings began Wednesday night and will continue through Oct. 7. Tickets range from $5-7.50. Parking is free.
"We didn't make 'Gone With the Wind,' it's just a fun comedy," said producer Scott Reed, who attended Wednesday's screening and will be on site for weekend showings. "But that's all it's supposed to be.
"It's a great way to spend two hours."
Reed said the film's theatrical release will depend on how well it's received in public screenings in Michigan and in other Renaissance Festival's across the nation.
“All’s Faire in Love” showtimes:
Thursday and Friday: 6:30 and 9 p.m
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 5-7: 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Details: Screenings are at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12500 Dixie Hwy. in Holly. Tickets range from $5-7.50
This is relevant to my interests, as it was filmed at my local RenFest. I'm going to attempt to go to one of the screenings and see if I can pick out people I know. I don't think I made it in, they filmed on weeks I didn't go. Of course.