The shenangians of the costumed panhandlers on Hollywood Boulevard continue to provide me no small amount of amusement, so naturally this trailer for Confessions of a Superhero, a documentary about their seemingly strange lives, whets one’s appetite for the full-length version of the film, directed by Matthew Ogens and presented by Morgan Spurlock. The self-delusion runs syrup-thick throughout, but for me, the best line may be, “I just sold my Super Nintendo, got me a Greyhound bus ticket and headed out here.”
AFI Fest 2007 has taken to the web help promote its forthcoming slate, filming a number of short, tongue-in-cheek viral promo videos. This one, for the in-competition documentary 1000 Journals, finds press and publicity manager John Wildman sheepishly copping to director Andrea Kreuzhage that he’s been hording a couple of the titular tomes; this one, meanwhile, finds programming director Shaz Bennett seeking autmotive help from Big Rig director Doug Pray and his daughter. For more information on the festival, which kicks off November 1, click here. More updates to follow.