October 18th, 2018.
Incredibly, we’re now at 8 days down, 4 days to go of this year’s BFI London Film Festivall (and after today it’s : 9 down 3 to go). What else to do than check my increasingly crumpled and waterlogged copy of the BFI Programme and see what madness lay await, and how ambitiously I might attack it.
Two premieres? Sure, why not. This one first, and The Favourite some 60-90minutes later.
Here’s how it (the first one) went down:
FURTHER / COMMENTARY PENDING
So… that was that, and it was okay as these things go (ie. typically to some degree of humiliating awfulness). But right now I had a second premiere engagement : a bigger one, too. So big it had been MOVED from its original location (Cineworld Leicester Square) to another location entirely (BFI Southbank). I was going to arrive late, but so were many of the more A-level dealers - I was pretty confident they’d let me in. But more than that, I didn’t want to get IN, I wanted to stay out. Getting in was the fallback position. Anyway… more on that later. For now it’s +1 to the Archive of Movie Premieres.
Until next (checks watch) 45 minutes from now!
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