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AFI/AFM 2005.2: Meet and Repeat

AFI/AFM 2005.2: Meet and Repeat

Random moments from the last few days at AFI Fest:

(Arriving at the Arclight for the screening of Transamerica, co-star Kevin Zegers and his girlfriend, actress Marisa Coughlan, are swarmed by the photogs. It became even crazier when the film’s star, Felicity Huffman, arrived with three of her Desperate Housewives co-stars.)

(Soccer superstar Pele, center, receives a proclamation from the city of Los Angeles prior to the screening of the documentary, Pele Forever. Turns out Victory is better.)

(It’s indieWIRE, past and present. At a farewell party toasting iW contributor Jonny Leahan’s upcoming move back to New York City from L.A., folks came out in full force at The Well. Here’s – l to r – indieWIRE’s current and former staffers Brian Brooks, Wendy Mitchell, Jonny, Eugene Hernadez, and Mark Rabinowitz. Wendy was actually in town from the U.K., to cover AFM. It was an unexpected indieWIRE reunion.)

(Our semi-annual L.A. party, at the very beginning. Things got off to a fun start and before we knew it, Ron Jeremy, Marla Maples, Paul Provenza, Bob Odenkirk, and Vincent Gallo were in the house. In the foreground here, on the left, is Sundance programmer Mike Plante chatting with L.A. Film Fest programmer Doug Jones. On the right is screenwriter Mike Jones chatting with indie film consultant Bob Hawk.)

(One of my SXSW partners-in-crime, Wendy Cummings, with the DGA’s Jon Larson, at our party.)

(Making a stop by the bar at our party is filmmaker Alex Holdridge, left, and actor Brian McGuire. Alex’s feature, Sexless, won the jury award at SXSW 2003. Brian can be seen next in Burnt Orange’s The Cassidy Kids.)

(Tina and Dave, who made the SXSW 2005 film Reeker, hang out at our soiree. They’ve been selling their horror feature to many worldwide territories during the American Film Market.)

More pics to come… off to a meeting.

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