L.A. Rom Com Fest’s Inaugural Lineup Includes ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ ‘Never Been Kissed’

  • Variety
L.A. Rom Com Fest’s Inaugural Lineup Includes ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ ‘Never Been Kissed’
A pre-teen sleepover, but make it a film festival.

L.A’s forthcoming experiential film festival, Rom Com Fest, just announced its 2019 lineup, which includes iconic rom-com favorites such as “Never Been Kissed” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” The event, which will take place at the the Downtown Independent Theater from June 20-23, aims to shine a spotlight on the romantic comedy genre and will feature screenings, fireside chats with the films’ stars, and writer Q&As.

Founded by entrepreneur Miraya Berke, the three-day event will mark a divergence from traditional film festivals — rose and dessert pairings will be served with certain films and attendees are encouraged to show up in themed outfits.

“We all need something uplifting to escape to,” Berke said. “Routinely dismissed by film critics as a lesser genre artistically, romantic comedies are universally beloved and are a true art form, being some of the
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