August 23rd, 2016.
I hadn't planned on going to tonight's Westfields premiere for "Brotherhood", but yesterday I learned that there was a second premiere scheduled, for the CGI prequel movie to a computer game that's not coming out til this November (!!). Tickets were free but were oversubscribed, and the director (and only the director?) was meant to show up. So... because I am actually a fan of the Final Fantasy series, I decided to head out there.
Even when it was at the Picturehouse Central, home to the record for 'fastest premiere ever' for The Neon Demon back in May of this year.
Here's how it went down:
And... that was, regrettably and inevitably that. As premieres go, it's possibly way up (or rather 'down') there with the premiere of Pixar's "Up" back in 2009 which featured ZERO people from the cast but a plush mascot-sized Korean Scout showed up. Here.... the director (blurry.. I'll admit it) and one-and-a-half cosplayers. And the word 'premiere' written on a board. I do it because I love it.
Until next time, wherever or whenever that might be.
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