I think the idea of an international film festival is a wonderful thing. Some people may be inclined to wait in line on rainy days for the opportunity (not the guarantee) to get into a venue with seats of questionable comfort, and packed with aromatic humans, to watch a film shown no more than three times in two weeks, that you can’t check online ahead of time to find out if it’s worth your time and effort (i.e. no reviews). I am not one of those people, but dog bless them for doing that I can then find out from them if a movie is shit or not.
ADDENDUM: Case in Point