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LAFF 2005.1: Never Lost

LAFF 2005.1: Never Lost

I flew in to L.A. Monday evening for meetings, events, and the annual Los Angeles Film Festival. With a direct flight and the time change, my flight was only 45 minutes long, which comes in handy. As soon as I landed, I hopped into my rental car and made my way to the festival headquarters, the Sunset 5. If you’re not from L.A. (like me), no rental car would be complete without the “Never Lost” system, which we dubbed “Bette Davis” during last year’s AFI Fest. Thanks to GPS, I’m able to get lost and get back on track within seconds. Nice.

So, I got to the Sunset 5 just in time to greet Ian and Neill from Cavite, shortly before the start of their second screening. They were enveloped by the die-hard UT students enlisted by John Pierson to help rep the film. The film started, and so did the night…

(Neill from Cavite, second from left, grabs a drink at the Target Red Room near the Sunset 5 theaters. He’s hanging with some of the University of Texas crew that made their way to L.A. for the film’s screenings.)

(I ran over to the after-party for the fest screening of Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know. It was held at a Moroccan restaurant and included tons of wine, as well as a bellydancer making the rounds.)

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