I forgot to mention the Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off last night. And guess who had tickets? Me! Free, courtesy of my boss. The opening night movie was Nothing But the Truth and it was excellent. It starred Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga, Alan Alda, Angela Bassett, David Schwimmer, Matt Dillon, and Noah Wyle. It was fun going to the Arlington Theatre too – I hadn’t been in years, but it’s a really cool (huge) theatre.
After the movie we trooped down to Paseo Nuevo for the Gala. They had the entrances to the mall blocked off (since it’s an outdoor mall) and the place was packed. Lots of good food, good music and good fun.
I got home super late and still had to be up at 5 am for work. I’m dying. But it was worth it.
My friend from high school has a film showing tonight called Dead Horse Opera that I’m dying to see and then after that Kate Winslet is being honored and my boss said I could have tickets to that too… but I don’t know if I can handle two late nights in a row. Man, that made me sound OLD!
There are a few other movies/presentations next week that I’m going to try to go see too. Going to the Film Festival makes me feel fancy.