Fantastic Fest Photos: A Very Doggy 'Frankenweenie' Premiere


Frankenweenie Fantastic Fest

The Frankenweenie premiere on opening night of Fantastic Fest this year was a learning experience for me: Taking pictures of animals is no walk in the park. Even the cutest and sweetest pets don't quite get the concept of standing still and smiling for the camera.

What were pets doing at Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar? Frankenweenie played in several of the South Lamar location's six screens, and one of the theaters was devoted to adorable dogs and their owners. They were all encouraged to dress in red carpet attire -- humans and pets alike -- and the results were delightful. Fantastic Fest photographer Jack Plunkett snapped group photos on the red carpet, like the one above, but the following individual photos are my favorites out of the ones I took.

Frankenweenie opens in Austin theaters today in 2D and 3D -- read Rod's review to find out more about the movie itself. I don't think any local theaters will let you bring your dog, even though I heard the pets at the Fantastic Fest screening were miraculously well behaved in the theater.








FF Day One: Frankenweenie Pet Screening

[Photo credit: "Frankenweenie Fantastic Fest" by Jack Plunkett, used with permission from Fantastic Fest. All other photos by J. Kernion, all rights reserved, from her Fantastic Fest 2012 set on Flickr.]