February 18th, 2019.
Premieres at the Picturehouse Central are never an easy affair, since they’re often difficult to distinguish from a small riot of people shouting at other people in a dingey, tiled alleway that if you’re lucky is filled with construction debris, and if you’re less lucky is filled with the kind of thing most cafes request you ask staff for the key to so you can have some privacy.
I’d been there just one day earlier (as a paying customer no less) for a 30th Anniversary Screening of ‘Batman (1989)’ But hey, if they’re holding a WORLD PREMIERE one day later, I’m sure it’ll all go awesomely. Here’s how it went down:
So… time to head back to the apartment and pretend that never happened. A “World Premiere” where 2 of 4 attendees didn’t even face half the crowd, a third only glanced at it, and only one person happily signed.
Oh, and to the three people I carelessly barged through on the way to the window after Keira Knightley went in, I am sorry for my rudeness - in my partial defence I am used to people at premieres actively trying to get photos/selfies/autographs (which you weren’t), or to improve their position in the pen (which you weren’t), or leaving (which you weren’t) - and thus confused by an unmoving cluster of three people just standing there in the middle of a larger mob, I moved hastily and roughly in whichever one of “in or through or around” seemed to work. In retribution, one of you then deliberately nudged me off my step-stool to which I said nothing, after which I was confronted about my rudeness to which I responded with noncommittal brusqueness and didn’t mention being pushed. Let’s call it a draw and move on with our lives.
Which is to say : I’m not a social person.
Until next time!