October 15th, 2018.
Just 45minutes earlier, I’d been at Embankment Cinema for the “Wild Rose” premiere, and I did that mainly because I’d been to Leicester Square earlier and noted a lack of hordes of autograph dealers I’d have expected if the likes of Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Samuel L Jackson, and say Mandy Patinkin been expected to show up. They weren’t, and therefore there wasn’t.
Here’s how it went down.
So… that was that. Maybe not the biggest premiere, maybe not the fairest premiere…. in fact the only thing particularly unique about it was how late the screening was : 19:45 is almost two hours later than most. That was one good thing about being outside the pens : I felt less compelleted to stay, and left 15 minutes earlier and ran (literally ran) for the train. Never trust a train operator whose name starts with “G” and ends with “ovia”.
And that’s the halfway point of London Film Festival. Six days down… six to go.
Until next time … which is Tomorrow!