Forever Fest Hits Its Sophomore Year

Get your squee on Nov. 14-16

The second year of high school is pretty sweet. You've already been through the hazing of freshman year, you know where your classes are, and you know which teachers to avoid. Encompassing the spirit of those times, Drafthouse programmer Sarah Pitre and Fons PR co-owner Brandy Fons return for year two of the pop-culture smorgasbord Forever Fest.

Headlining the fest this year is a special 10th anniversary screening of that beloved classic Mean Girls (quote-along style, natch), with Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, and Daniel DeSanto in attendance. Also on tap is the Austin premiere of Drafthouse Film's Amira & Sam, with director Sean Mullin and stars Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, and Dina Shihabi joining the fun.

Amira & Sam

But the weekend wouldn't be complete without some pampering, a bit of eye candy, and – why not? – a petting zoo. Expect brunches, panel discussions, Danceokes, and a whole lot more as Forever Fest drops its slumber party programming right here.

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