October 13th, 2015.
Today was a rare instance of there being a CHOICE of premieres to attend. First, there was the Maggie Smith-led 'Lady in the Van', and it was vying against the quirky and enigmatic sci/fi/rom/com/? 'The Lobster', with Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell. And while Maggie Smith has more Oscars than both, I did photograph her at extreme distance at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2' and at closer range with Dustin Hoffman in 'Quartet'. On the other hand, despite valiant attempts I failed to photograph Rachel Weisz properly at the premiere of 'Oz The Great And Powerful'.
I stand by my decision. Here's how it went down with 'The Lobster':
So... that was certainly a hell of a lot more fun than yesterday's horrific premiere for 'Brooklyn'... even after I upgraded it when I found out some of the reasons for its awfulness not having anything to do with organisational incompetence.
Needless to say there's another premiere tomorrow, and hopefully three in total I'll get to before BFI LFF draws to a close for this year. And (also) needless to say it's another premiere for The Archive of Movie Premieres.
Until next time!