17 Oct - The (BFI LFF) 'Truth' Premiere

October 17th, 2015.

Devastatingly, yesterday I was unable to bring my BFI LFF tally to one premiere per day for NINE consecutive days. However, I did do a small event... which means that behind the scenes I've actually done an event per day for TWELVE consecutive days. (And I certainly want somebody to high-five me for that, but I suspect it will be me).

Anyway, today's European premiere for 'Goosebumps' ended up not happening, but there was an evening premiere for the Cate Blanchett-led movie 'Truth' that did. Here's how it went down:

"I'm sure nobody's going to look for it here"

"I'm sure nobody's going to look for it here"

The movie has 67% on rottentomatoes. Proving (I guess) that not everyone can handle 'Truth'. You're welcome, assuming you get the reference.

The movie has 67% on rottentomatoes. Proving (I guess) that not everyone can handle 'Truth'. You're welcome, assuming you get the reference.

"5hit's going down in Leicester Square, dude!!" Aint that the.... Truth.

"5hit's going down in Leicester Square, dude!!"
Aint that the.... Truth.

They should put up a sign at premieres that reads 'please don't feed the autograph dealers. It only encourages them'. As demonstrated by way of metaphor here.

They should put up a sign at premieres that reads 'please don't feed the autograph dealers. It only encourages them'. As demonstrated by way of metaphor here.

Paparazzi Pen Dude looks like he's suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. It's been a long film festival. Personally, I find drinking helps.

Paparazzi Pen Dude looks like he's suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. It's been a long film festival. Personally, I find drinking helps.

Despite having #15 on my wrist for entry into the public pen in the distance, I've decided to shoot from outside to get a more inclusive view. Also because rather than be in that mess with untame autograph dealers, I'd rather spend my time telling any number of passing people (a) what's going on (b) who I'm here to see (c) who that is (Seriously... you don't know who Cate Blanchett is?).

Despite having #15 on my wrist for entry into the public pen in the distance, I've decided to shoot from outside to get a more inclusive view. Also because rather than be in that mess with untame autograph dealers, I'd rather spend my time telling any number of passing people (a) what's going on (b) who I'm here to see (c) who that is (Seriously... you don't know who Cate Blanchett is?).

The hair is quite the construction if it's deliberate... or a trifle windswept if not. Either way I like it. I last photographed Cate Blanchett a few days ago at the premiere of 'Carol'.

The hair is quite the construction if it's deliberate... or a trifle windswept if not. Either way I like it. I last photographed Cate Blanchett a few days ago at the premiere of 'Carol'.

"Didn't I sign for most of you a few days ago?? Just exactly how many Lord of the Rings DVDs do you guys own?"

"Didn't I sign for most of you a few days ago?? Just exactly how many Lord of the Rings DVDs do you guys own?"

"You want me to sign it AS Galadriel? Okay.. but I should warn you that despite her awesome magic elf powers, she also insists on putting a little love-heart above the 'i'..."

"You want me to sign it AS Galadriel? Okay.. but I should warn you that despite her awesome magic elf powers, she also insists on putting a little love-heart above the 'i'..."

'Look Left!' 'Look Right!' 'Look into the infinite yonder!' 'Look into the enigmatic near-future!' ('Look out for the sandwich that the carpet guy left hidden in the red carpet!')

'Look Left!' 'Look Right!' 'Look into the infinite yonder!' 'Look into the enigmatic near-future!' ('Look out for the sandwich that the carpet guy left hidden in the red carpet!')

Kid at the extreme far right : "Excuse me... are you famous?"

Kid at the extreme far right : "Excuse me... are you famous?"

"I'm fairly sure that's not a picture of me, but rather Nicole Kidman" "Holy crap... you may be right. Could you sign it AS her, though?"

"I'm fairly sure that's not a picture of me, but rather Nicole Kidman"
"Holy crap... you may be right. Could you sign it AS her, though?"

"And you see, it's always been my dream NOTto get YOUR autograph, but rather get you to accept MINE. Do you think you could do that for me?" It could be the new 'premiere selfie...

"And you see, it's always been my dream NOTto get YOUR autograph, but rather get you to accept MINE. Do you think you could do that for me?" It could be the new 'premiere selfie...

"Second street on the left from over there. That'll take you to my favourite Crepes place. If you go there, and tell them Melissa sent you, they'll probably be able to tell you how to get to your hotel.".

"Second street on the left from over there. That'll take you to my favourite Crepes place. If you go there, and tell them Melissa sent you, they'll probably be able to tell you how to get to your hotel.".

In a BFI London Film Festival that started with the premiere of 'Suffragettes', this journal just passed the Bechtel test with the prior image. And nobody's even smiling, let alone high-fiving me...

In a BFI London Film Festival that started with the premiere of 'Suffragettes', this journal just passed the Bechtel test with the prior image. And nobody's even smiling, let alone high-fiving me...

Both of these new arrivals are from the world of acting, but only one is in this film. Ashley Hinshaw was in such films as 'Chronicle', but Topher Grace is in this film, as well as having a small role in Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' (whose premiere I was at while he wasn't), and a larger role playing Venom in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

Both of these new arrivals are from the world of acting, but only one is in this film. Ashley Hinshaw was in such films as 'Chronicle', but Topher Grace is in this film, as well as having a small role in Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' (whose premiere I was at while he wasn't), and a larger role playing Venom in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

"Wait... who are we photographing now??"

"Wait... who are we photographing now??"

"I can't believe it. He LIED to me. At this premiere of all places"

"I can't believe it. He LIED to me. At this premiere of all places"

"I can give you maybe another 2, 3 seconds of this smile before I'm turning it off and scowling for a couple of minutes"

"I can give you maybe another 2, 3 seconds of this smile before I'm turning it off and scowling for a couple of minutes"

"Down to less than 1 second, guys"

"Down to less than 1 second, guys"

"Instead of grabbing free tickets from the dude giving out coupons for The Comedy Store, why not give our movie a try?"

"Instead of grabbing free tickets from the dude giving out coupons for The Comedy Store, why not give our movie a try?"

"Hey, weren't you that guy.....?" ...who was at the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere earlier this year? Not entirely my finest hour, I'll concede.. but yeah. Maybe.

"Hey, weren't you that guy.....?" ...who was at the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere earlier this year? Not entirely my finest hour, I'll concede.. but yeah. Maybe.

So.. that was (yet) another premiere for BFI London Film Fest. There's one more tomorrow, then I can hang up my cape for a few hours before the next one, which is just one day after that. It never rains, but it pours. And it's another entry for the 300+ items in my Archive of Premieres, which is something.

Until next time!

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