September 23rd, 2019.
In the space of just a few hours today, I went from “I only brought one camera because I’m not even sure this will be a real premiere” to “I went to Leicester Square at lunch and there’s a Greenpeace Burger King protest but no evidence of any premiere” to confirming to a friend who’d acquired two tickets to it that I’d totally watch the documentary that was having the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square.
It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes, like today, it happens.
Here’s how it went down (commentary, and more photos, to follow)
wait…. is that Teri Hatcher??
So… that was that. Before I watched the movie, I’d read quite a negative alternative report on the goings-on at Motown records that paint the documentary as more of a self-promotional fluff-piece, but it’s hard to (a) judge that as an industry outsider, and (b) deny the impact of Motown records regardless, and (c) say anything other than I enjoyed watching it. And I didn’t even have the popcorn, so it’s not like my opinions were entirely bought!
Until next time!
+1 for the Archive of premieres.