September 18th, 2017
Was it really just two days ago that I was in Riga, trying to convince myself (successfully, it turned out) that a film festival screening of a Finnish film in Latvia attended by the director/lead and producer/writer should count as a premiere? Apparently it does.
But today's another day, in another country, with a much MUCH bigger premiere.... and featuring, quite remarkably, at least three people I'd never photographed before, and ALL Oscar Winners.
Here's how it went down:
Well... it wasn't quite over yet. Whereas the large pen across from us had not one but TWO ways for people to exit it, due to yet another oversight of the kind that's inevitable when you have a mere 24 hours to set up a premiere according to a map that had been published on the internet the day before, OUR pen had zero exits and we had to stand around while security decided to look at the big screens and watch highlights of the premiere they'd just BEEN at rather than let us leave.
It's the glamour. That's why I do it, you know! That, and because the Archive of Movie premieres does need to be fed from time to time.
Until next time!
ps. if you ever want to know when I post one of these (possibly less tired and/or jet-lagged, but just as well-intentioned) feel free to follow me on facebook at premieresdotco, or on twitter at berndt2_photo. Instagram bores me, but I'm occasinally there as well, utterly failing to make an impact among a deluge of food-and-cat-and-narcissism deluge nobody can (or should want to) cut through.