October 20th, 2018.
Even I have to admit to being sick of complaining (either subtly or overtly) about how I’m not enjoying this London Film Festival. The good news? Only one more day left after today. And I only did one premiere today (mainly because of how f**king awful yesterday’s alleged European premiere for ‘Assassination Nation’ was) - this decision ONCE AGAIN proved to be a mistake. All I’ve done this BFI LFF is make mistakes, and I’m both tired, AND tired of it.
Who cares. Here’s how this one went down.
So that was that. I can’t say I enjoyed it, even if the photos were challenging to take, and challenging is usually a good thing. But seeing almost empty pens one-deep, with a new pen being opened that was filled by taking people OUT of an already low-density pen; with so many people in the park not getting in; and with random people just allowed to stand directly behind the media. I mean…. what the f&&k is going on?
Once again, I left just feeling like it had all been 5h1t. I decided not to go to the ‘The Hate U Give’ special presentation (per the BFI LFF program)… then got home to find it had been a well-attended European Premiere and I should have stayed.
I f%%king hate this.
If you’re curious whether thigs gets worse, and whether I’ll write about them, feel free to follow me on facebook, or twitter, or whatever NSA / MI6 / Mossad / NorthKorean / Russian monitoring tools you subscribe to. The archive is here, and the bottles of alcohol I’ll be hitting before too long are the fridge. The ice cube trays are in the freezer. All three of them.
Tomorrow it’s over, and regardless of whether I attend or not, that’s a damn GOOD thing.