October 10th, 2015.
A quick introduction. Yesterday, at the Tom Hiddleston-attended premiere of "High-Rise", there was a single public pen, overcrowded with some 70 people, and mayhem ensued. So today, for a much smaller premiere, the brains trust at the security company did what any dull-witted authoritarian bureaucracy does when something goes wrong yesterday... which is fix the problem today by completely overreacting when it was entirely inappropriate, and entirely unnecessary.
Here's how it went down, for the BFI LFF premiere of 'The Program':
So... that was a premiere. But it's London Film Festival, so there'll be more. Pretty much one per day until next Sunday (and weirdly there's already one scheduled for the Monday after that). I'll see what I can do, and what security will let people get away with. Maybe cardboard cutouts with cameras around their necks that can be remotely triggered. If I'm that lucky. And it's another entry for My Archive Of Movie Premieres, with over 300 there now.
Until next time!