January 24, 2006

Soup – Day 5

Category: Soups Daily Updates — ericsoup @ 11:08 pm

All Sundnace related activity was really based at the end of my day today. Not so true for Paul and Kelly, of course, but at this point, that’s to be expected.

Jeannie headed back to NYC this morning. The FORGIVEN automobile was in use so we had to summon an airport shuttle. Unfortunately when we called, it turned out that the only one that was going to be able to get here there would be arriving in literally six minutes. Jeannie was still in her pajamas, and had just finished cooking a lovely breakfast. So there was a mad dash of packing and getting ready, but it all worked out. As of this writing, she’s safely back on the ground in Brooklyn.

While I was seeing Jeannie off, the rest of the gang hit the second screening of FORGIVEN. I was sorry to miss it, but I got full reports from the front when everyone returned. General consensus was that the Q&A went even better, again going back to my earlier point about the Q&A quality being representative of the level at which audience was engrossed in the film.

I mulled around for the rest of the day, running a few errands, and helping shuttle folks around. The parking situation here is dire, and getting around by shuttle, while reliable, isn’t always timely, so occasionally a ride is needed.

I had a screening for what turned out to be an excellent documentary called In the Pit. It was a gritty documentary about this enormous construction project in Mexico City, and the men and women involved in it. As a film it functioned magnificently on a number of levels all of which held equal interest for me. It’s been in my head all day now. Probably a testament to it’s strength.

After that I went home to hang with Plummy and Nancy for a bit before Kelly came home. She gave me some passes for a party down on Main Street. I was actually fairly anxious to check it out again, hoping that since things had slowed down here a bit and the weekend was over, Main Street might be more tolerable. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I think that I’m through with that scene.

I ended up bailing on the party after consuming a beverage, and went with Shelby (our editor) and Genevieve (an old friend of Kelly’s) to see a midnight movie. They had all seen the midnight movie the night before, and the reports were that it was so terrifying that people went home and left the lights on when they were trying to sleep. I think that all of the midnight movies, are of the horror genre.

Anyway, we ended up seeing a very disappointing film that fell much further into the category of “gross” than “scary.” But gross it was. There were a few scenes of a persons face being ripped off of their skull. In some ways the levels of gratuitous slasher action was kind of impressive, but ultimately, it wasn’t that enjoyable.

And then back home to hibernate and prep for day 6…

1 Comment »

  1. Oh, how I wish I could be with you all! It sounds like an amazing experience, and so many good films! I’m totally happy to hear that so many people are jazzed by/about FORGIVEN. Hurray!

    Have a drink for me!

    Love and luck to you all,

    Comment by Reba — January 26, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

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