Friday: Larry, Kate and I drove to Boston on Friday. We got a late start because we had to mail some things and I insisted on going to Variety to get coffee. When we finally hit the road it went very well. Larry just got into downloading music instead of being a record snob so we had a lot of music options. Eventually we reached Worcester, where my mom’s side of the family lives. We decided to visit my uncle who owns a store (Whitco). It was fun to introduce Kate to uncle Billy (I don’t know where uncle Barry was).
We arrived in Boston and ate in Cambridge at a health food restaurant called Life Alive! (exclamation point included I believe). I had some quinoa/kale/beet/carrot combo. We drove straight to the Somerville theater, checked in at the filmmaker lounge, met a new friend named Alex who made a doc short “The Dentist” – he lives in Brooklyn! Ate some snacks – the spread was crazy – fluffernutter sandwiches, pies, sandwiches, quiches, vegan cookies, twizzlers, burritos, gumbo et al.
Then we screened our movie to a very full house. While the screening was going on we made friends with Evan who directed Bellflower. The Q&A was great – we got laffs/thoughtful q’s and I gave semi coherent a’s. Then we went to the opening night party. We found out from our friend Ashley that there was a man taking flash pictures during the film. Turns out he was also taking pictures of Larry snacking and me, Kate and Larry having an intense conversation. Weird! We danced, danced, danced , ate more snax, drank free sam adams and then went to sleep in the NICE HOTEL.
Next morning we woke up and I forget where we ate breakfast but I forced Larry & Kate to walk to get stumptown coffee. Oh, that’s where we ate – we had egg sandwiches because we wanted to save room for the Redbones BBQ meetup, which we went to. Kate even ate half a rib! We did another Q&A which was also great. My friend Nina Melina came with her friend to see the movie and after we went out and drank Bloody Marys. Then we took a nap. Then we went to Greek food. Then we went to a party at a Middle Eastern restaurant and ate more kebab and danced but we were pooped.
The next day we went out for brunch w/ Nina Melina and then Larry & I drove Kate to the airport. Then we went to see some doc shorts and then see this movie Circumstance about Iranian lesbians/women. It was good. We sat in on Mike Tully’s Q&A for Septien. Then we went to the awards ceremony where we found out Osama bin Laden was killed. Then I won an award!!! A special jury award!!! The prize is 6 roundtrip tickets on Jetblue!
Then we drove back home because I had an early-ish call for the film I’m acting in, This is My Girlfriend.
I had a great time. Everyone was so nice. Adam Roffman is amazing.
Pictures to come! Maryland this weekend!