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Denver 08 – Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz!

I recently spent and all-too-short 4 nights at the 2008 Denver Film Festival, my favorite fall fest, and as usual, it was a whirlwind of friends old and new, films, panels (I was on one), food and of course, booze. Those of you who know my boundless and wholly justified affection for this festival know that one of my favorite places to be is the nightly example of drunken debauchery known as the Late Night Lounge. Alas, I was not in the running for the Richard Turner Perfect Attendance Award and never got up to any real debauchery, so I’ll have to make up for it, next year!
Here’s me at the LNL during this year’s Democratic National Convention, feeling appreciated and being flattered by one of my favorite people. I know, not actually germane to the matter at hand, but Jenny wasn’t there this year and the more pix I can post of beautiful women kissing me, all the better, I say!
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This year there was an added attraction at the Late Night Lounge…Karaoke. Of course, knowing that Michael Lerman was attending with the Canon Brothers I should have known that Lerman would figure out how to get karaoke going at the LNL and sure enough, a borrowed patch chord later, Lerman had his laptop hooked up to the projector and varied song stylings ensued. No judgments here, only pictures. As you might expect, it’s a little Lerman-heavy….
Speaking of…at one point Lerman commandeered the mic during the DJ set by He who will not be named and did a rocking version of one of his karaoke staples, “One Night in Bangkok.” The DJ didn’t like it, but he was a douche, so no harm, there.
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SXSW 08: Opening Night Parties

On opening night, after the Texas Film Hall of Fame soiree, we headed back downtown for the SXSW Film Festival’s opening night party at Buffalo Billiards. It’s always a great night regardless of where it’s help because like the opening of any other event where everyone’s psyched to be there. Like the first night at summer camp, only with lots of booze.
See if you can spot the indieWIRE and SXSW staffers in this pic:
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It’s a great place to meet up with old friends as well as meet new ones, the ones you’re going to be seeing at parties and screenings over the next 5 days. One of the films I really wanted to see but missed do to the influenza was Bi the Way, by Brittany Blockman and Josephine Decker, the latter of which I met at the party, along with her mom who was in town to support the film (and her daughter, natch). Maybe if I’m nice, they’ll sent me a screener!
After Buffalo Billiards it was off to the PureVolume Ranch, one of the many non-official week-long parties that turn downtown Austin into an artistic, booze-addled pub crawl. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
More from opening night after the jump….

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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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