OK, so where did I leave off...
I've gotten free sunglasses, luggage tags and a blockbuster movie rental.
I was going to going to go see the movie choke yesterday, but then read 3 bad reviews on the way there, so I decided to bail...at that moment the bus stopped at the Marriot and I saw some skinny kid all bundled up. I knew instantly that must be Alex Orr. So I jumped out and said hello. While we were talking WILLIAM H MACY walked into the hotel. I also saw one of the guys from AINT IT COOL NEWS that I met in SXSW. We had a great chat on the bus after we said goodbye to Alex and on the way to the Yarrow.
I tried to get tickets to American Teen, but they actually turned away ticket holders, which was crazy. Not even the #1 person in the wait list got a ticket. So, I trudged back to Main Street.
On the way there, I found out that the TBA screening at the Egyptian was the film 'UP THE YANGTZE'. I had been trying to get tickets to that screening, but without luck. So, I trudged up the hill and got a wait list #. 15th in line, so good chance.
Once I came back 30 minutes before the screening, I was chatting away with a student who is getting college credit for seeing movies, a man walked up with tickets. I jumped on him immediately and bought a ticket. Joining a new and better line, I gave up my number to the guy who was too slow to buy a ticket, as he had #87.
What a fantastic movie. Incredibly well done and thought out in advance. Incredible access and trust by his subjects. I was blown away by the story and the culture, and how America is corrupting the culture around the world.
More movies later as I need to go see a movie with David Bowie...because I love him!!!