Saturday, April 10, 2010

Full Frame: Day 2

What a beautiful weather for a film festival!  Yesterday was sunny and breezy, and with the rain on Thursday night, the grounds have lost that all-too-familiar color of pollen.  Things are going well!  I can't tell you how much fun this festival has been--and how helpful it all is, as well.

Yesterday morning Dawn and I met for breakfast.  We had a scone and coffee before going to the first film of the day, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" which was absolutely wonderful.  I saw a lot of familiar themes in the film related to happenings in D.C., and the story was told in such an entertaining way.  I could go on and on about it.  One of the producers did a Q&A after the film ended, and stated that the film would be released in theaters in May.  Be sure you get to see the film, it's awesome.

After the Q&A, Dawn and I had lunch.  I got the same thing I had yesterday because it was so tasty!  It totaled about $9, so to those of you whom helped me get here: THANK YOU!  You paid for my lunch so I could stay in the vicinity of the festival and not have to worry about bringing a lunch or going to get anything.  That translates into being more focused on watching a lot of documentaries.  It may seem minor, but it's a huge help to be able to grab something here quickly.

The day was really long, but most enjoyable.  I watched about four feature-length films, sat through the opening of one before skipping out to meet Dawn to see another, and attended a panelist conversation called State of the Doc.  The day disappeared all too quickly, and by the time I got home I was completely exhausted; but as one of the guys I met while waiting in line said, "This is about the only film festival where you can go home and sleep in your own bed."  So I'm very grateful for that!

I keep taking photos and uploading them to Facebook first.  They'll end up on the blog and Flickr soon enough, but if you want them more immediately, click here:

More updates coming soon, my friends!  To all of you who sponsored this adventure: THANK YOU!!

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