More Comedians

I’m just back from the Netflix party at Silverdocs, where I got to shake the hand of my man Zach. Here he is on the panel after the film. Blurry. Netflix provided some financial backing for Comedians of Comedy, so apparently they are getting into the filmmaking game these days. They also sponsored the party for the comedians, which took place at the Silver Spring Moose Lodge, which had authentic Moose members sitting around the bar intimidating all us youngsters. We were also greeted at the door by tattooed men who demanded we sign in to their guest book before entering. And while four of us were sitting around a table, a large man in a cowboy hat walked over to us and reached across the table–far across it–and put his cigarette out on the plate of the guy sitting next to me. Actually he put the cigarette out on a half-eaten pork rib on his plate. Right on the rib. He had finished eating, but that was definitely a marking-my-territory move. He had to reach over the whole table to get to the plate. Then he walked away, leaving the half-extinguished butt blowing smoke into my face.

I skipped the closing night film, which was a documentary about James Dean that I’m sure we’ll be seeing on A&E or some such channel eventually. But I went to the after-party for it, (separate from the Netflix party) which took place at Discovery Headquarters and had all kinds of caviar and cheeses and other fancy stuff I didn’t recognize. No tattooed pissing contests here. This has been a fantastic festival and I’ve met a lot of great people, one of whom is a blogger. I’ll be returning to Boston with many new contacts and some great memories and a lot of films to write about. More to come…

6 Responses to “More Comedians”

  1. Joe Moose
    June 21st, 2005 | 2:54 pm

    “had all kinds of caviar and cheeses and other fancy stuff I didn’t recognize.” and waiters with tuxes and white gloves….
    I’m surprised that you went to a Documentary film festival, when you obviously prefer playing “let’s pretend” to the sweat and reality of the Moose party.

  2. cynthia rockwell
    June 21st, 2005 | 3:00 pm

    i’m afraid i don’t follow your logic, troll. oh sorry, i mean moose.

  3. Joe Moose
    June 21st, 2005 | 5:05 pm

    That OK. I understand you’re more of a tea party kind of gal. An “artiste” sans doute.

  4. cynthia rockwell
    June 21st, 2005 | 5:11 pm

    and i understand that you are the
    afraid-to-leave-my-real-name-when-i-insult-strangers type, “joe moose”.
    good PR for your crew there. glad you can understand so much about a
    stranger from one drunken blog entry.

  5. Joe Troll
    June 21st, 2005 | 5:26 pm

    You have my humble apologies, but since you were the first one to get something online about the party and it did not seem to reflect in the least the general sentiments of most of the people in attendance(including the comedians),I was simply trying to point out that every one has different expectations from a late night party. This said-large man in a cowboy hat-is a german named rheinhold and he was being an ass, had to be put out. Sorry you had a bad experience. Cowardly, I don’t think so, but anonymous when I’m surfing from work.

  6. cynthia rockwell
    June 21st, 2005 | 7:25 pm

    i think you are overly sensitive and misinterpreting my post. i had a
    great time at the lodge and my comments should be read as childlike wonder, not contempt. those incidents did happen and were
    noteworthy, and were discussed among several in attendance, so i
    mentioned them. and i stayed at the fancy party for about 15 minutes.