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AFI Fest 07: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days… & 1 Dinner

Saturday marked the first AFI Fest screening of upcoming IFC First Take release 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. The 2007 Cannes Palm d’Or winner (and prohibitive favorite for a best foreign language Oscar nod) has been getting rave reviews and since I missed it at the New York Film Festival last month, I decided I had to catch it here (and did so on Monday). I wish I’d seen it before the dinner so I could have told Mungiu what an extraordinary film he’s made, but I suspect I’d not have been the first. More on this moving and delicate film in another post but as for the dinner, despite a few more attendees than planned for (extra tables were the order of the evening) the dinner was a pleasant gathering of friends new and old. The wine flowed and my head hurt the next morning.
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Photos top to bottom: SXSW Film Festival producer Matt Dentler; editors in chief of indieWIRE.com and Screen International (l to R) Eugene Hernandez and Colin Brown…(Colin is not a giant and Eugene is not tiny. It’s just a little forced perspective in action); The poster for the film.

SXSW 07: It’s Raining Again….

The weather here at “South by,” as the locals and regulars call it, has been pretty hit or miss, with 2 dreary days in amongst 4 pretty nice ones. During one of the particularly monsoonish nights (the night of the 15+ margaritas) we were attempting to go from the very fine IFC party at Light Bar to the after party for Joe Swanberg’s excellent Hannah Takes the Stairs and a cab was in order. It’s not easy to get a cab in the rain, of course, so festival producer Matt Dentler decided to take it upon himself to act as a sort of a beacon. As this was prior to the “lightsabre episode,” he had to make do with what was on-hand. At least it’s still blue:

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“Taxi!!!” I tell ya, this here SXSW is a seriously full-service event!

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My Second E! Online Report

UPDATE: Apparently when E! Online redesigned their website, all archived stories, 10 years worth, were jettisoned, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
So my first piece for E! Online is up. It seems like I’ve caugh on with the lingo a bit, but there was a little editing. For example, my detestation of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette been removed, but that’s ok. It’s in my 3rd IFCtv.com piece, full tilt!
Anyway, here’s the E! piece.

My First Cannes Report On IFC

Well folks, French Internet connectivity “quirks” aside, I have managed to get my first of 6 posts from Cannes done and up on the IFCtv.com site and here it is, including a short review of The Da Vinci Code: CANNES DISPATCH: #1 – Arrivals and The Da Vinci Flop

Also, after the jump are a few pics from my journey so far. Enjoy!

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