October 14th, 2018.
A friend of mine described today as a “broken day” and that’s a pretty accurate assessment. The plan had been to start with an 11am 90-minute screentalk by Director Alfonso Cuaron, then head to Embankment for the premiere of ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ and the end the day with the premiere of ‘The Frontrunner’ with Hugh Jackman.
By 10am those plans were in tatters. Cuaron had been delayed at an airport in Italy, the screentalk was deferred to 4:30pm meaning I’d miss The Little Drummer Girl, and then Hugh Jackman couldn’t attend ‘The Frontrunner’. And it rained.
Here’s how it - or something - went down:
Bonus: I’m adding the Director’s Screentalk by Alfonso Cuaron (who I already photographed yesterday at the premiere of “Roma”) to this journal:
So… that was that. Two no-shows and one sick triceratops, so to speak. Or one cold and rainy premiere, and a half-length screentalk. I’d kind of hope for better tomorrow, but so far 4/5ths of my days at BFI LFF have been deleteriously affected by something. Can’t wait to see what it is tomorrow, then…..
Until next time!