October 18th, 2013.
So I've missed the last six (6) days of London Film Festival because I was in Boston. As in Boston, USA. For work. Bad timing much? Yes... but Boston is actually quite lovely.
Still, after a redeye overnight flight during which I didn't even sleep through more than about forty minutes of the apalling Disney flop "The Lone Ranger", I'd been without sleep for about 26 hours, got home around noon the next day and thought I'll just close my eyes for an hour. I woke up a bit over three hours later and thought there was no point going in to London for a premiere (specifically "12 Years A Slave").
But I'm glad I did. It wasn't one premiere... it was three, and this one was the first. I was tired, but I'd remembered to charge the batteries on the Pentax before head hit pillow for 'a quick nap'.
Here's how the first of three went down:
So that was kind of a one-person premiere (albeit a VERY GOOD person) (from what I can tell), and within ten minutes I was across the other side of Leicester Square waiting for the next one. But until I do that, it's another movie for the "Archive of Movie Premieres"
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