March 12th, 2019.
For what I think is only the third time ever, I got a chance to go to a SECOND premiere for a movie that already had a FIRST premiere. In this case, the movie ‘The White Crow’ had a BFI London Film Festival Premiere last October, but today it had its (official?) UK Premiere. The other two times something like this has happened were with “A Little Chaos” and “A Little Chaos” (nb. the second premiere was the better one); and “Their Finest” and “Their Finest” (nb. in that case the first one was the better one).
As for today? Anyone’s guess. Here’s how it went down:
So.. .that was that. An enjoyable enough chilly evening spent in a small, not-overcrowded pen outside the Curzon Mayfair. Meanwhile, in a country where asking a population that voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU to reconsider that vote over two years later would be a ‘betrayal of Democracy’, a government that was defeated something like 69% to 31% on their Brexit deal in January was allowed to ask substantively the same question in Parliament again, and the result was another large defeat albeit with a shift of 10% just two months later. Ask me again how Democracy works… I forget.
In any event, it’s +1 for The Archive of Premieres… and is that what REALLY matters? (It is)
Until next time!