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Cannes Flashback 2006: Marie Antoinette, Babel, Al Green

Cannes Flashback 2006: Marie Antoinette, Babel, Al Green

In preparation of the annual Cannes Film Festival, here are some more highlights from my first year at the event, in 2006. Some photos I snapped at the time:

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(At the ‘Marie Antoinette’ premiere party, the film’s star Kirsten Dunst mingles with actor/comedian Robin Williams. The party was probably one of the best we’d seen all week, with a guest list that included the cast/crew as well as Francis Ford Coppola, Lance Armstrong, Kelly Brook, Tim Roth, and more. The night ended with a fireworks show over the water, set to the film’s post-punk soundtrack.)

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(‘Babel’ director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who won the directing prize that year, hangs out at the party for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth.’)

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(Snakes on a yacht! Samuel L. Jackson, who was on the jury, at a yacht party for Film Independent. He’s flanked by former FIND executive director Dawn Hudson, left, and former Los Angeles Film Festival programmer Rachel Rosen, far right.)

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(A legendary yacht party hosted by some of Austin’s biggest film supporters, with Al Green playing a full set aboard the roof. An unofficial after-party for Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, actor Robert Downey Jr. was dancing up a storm in his pre-comeback days.)

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(Across the street from the Palais, as things get quiet on the final night at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.)

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