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AFI/AFM 2007.5: A ‘Juno’ and ‘Big Rig’ Evening

AFI/AFM 2007.5: A 'Juno' and 'Big Rig' Evening

After a flurry of meetings and screenings on Monday afternoon, I ventured over to AFI Fest, to take part in the one-two punch that was the gala Centerpiece Premiere of Jason Reitman’s ultra-hilarious Juno and the triumphant L.A. premiere of Doug Pray’s epic road documentary Big Rig (a SXSW 2007 premiere). Here are some photos I snapped during the night:

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(Juno director Jason Reitman, left, hangs with actress/musician Kestrin Pantera, at the film’s after-party.)

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(The Juno street – running – team poses for a photo while they run laps around the Arclight, chanting “See Juno, December 5!” You have to see the film to understand how they fit in.)

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(Outside the Juno party, is new AFI head programmer Rose Kuo, left, and AFI programmer John Bernstein.)

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(Across the way from the Juno celebration, was the after-party for Doug Pray’s trucker doc, Big Rig. At the party, here’s producer Brad Blondheim, left, and Pray.)

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(Performing at the Big Rig celebration is rapper Buck 65, right, who composed and performed several new songs for the documentary.)

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