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: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=166368&id=500252484&l=5dd5b9c513.
More updates coming soon, my friends! To all of you who sponsored this adventure: THANK YOU!!