Notes From the Cinema Lounge

So much going on and so little time to blog. I’ve seen many films and
will see many more, and am still eagerly anticipating seeing Herzog the
Man tomorrow and his film Grizzly Man.
They added an extra screening of the film and both are sold out. But
the biggest news for me is that I ran into someone I know, someone very
special and someone I haven’t seen in 4 years, and got the biggest
longest bear hug I’ve ever had in my life. How random to run into him
here, though not so random since we do similar things. This is the last
place I’d expected to see anyone I know, but there his name was on one
of the conference panels. Meeting old friends again is a wonderful
thing. Right now I am hanging out in the Cinema Lounge in between
screenings–I’ve just seen the great You’re Gonna Miss Me and am off in a few minutes to catch Abel Raises Cain.
More on those in a bit. The Lounge has been outfitted as a disco for
tonight’s party festivities. I’ll say this–AFI puts on a fancy
festival. I’ve been well-fed and taken care of here. More film
discussion soon …