Yes, a huge shout-out to Senor Droolcup/Alex Ago for what is easily the best TP retrospective any fan could have ever dreamed of. Seriously, I can't imagine this ever being bettered.
This was my first time seeing FWWM on the big screen and with an audience, so that was a treat. The print looked and sounded very good (though some of the dialogue seem a bit too hushed at times). It was especially interesting as much of the audience (a full house) had never actually seen the film before. Definitely not as enthusiastic a reaction as the TV episodes had gotten in the past, that's for sure. There was applause at the end, but much more scattered and muted than usual, but given how dramatically polarizing the film is, I guess that's to be expected.
Panel consisted of Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Ian Buchanan, James Marshall, Jennifer Lynch, Phoebe Augustine and Bob Engels (Sherilyn Fenn and Miguel Ferrer ultimately could not attend). I'm sure it'll be posted on here any minute now so I won't go ramble on about the details, other than to say it was as warm and funny and enlightening as any TP panel I've seen. Ray Wise was on great form, and actually watched the entire film from the front row, and afterwards stood up once the end credits had ended and proclaimed "well that was exhausting!"
And Jennifer Lynch seemed to quash any and all rumors that TP could be returning soon by saying that she spoke to her father about the notion recently, and he said it was absolutely not in the cards, a sentiment she said she agreed with 100% (as do I, as fun and cool as the idea of new episodes seems on the surface).
I do have to say though, upon seeing it again and in all its glory on the big screen, good lord that movie is an experience and it is indeed exhausting and draining. Has there ever been a film that is quite so extraordinary, beautiful, and yet so ugly and deeply flawed at the same time?