October 18, 2012 by Liz
Instead of boring you with a long list of what we’ll be doing for the next 4 days, how about we “live” blog as the fest goes on.
“A Conversation with Marti Noxon”
Yes, ladies and gents. A writer of great import to the Whedon obsessed CinemaSnackBar team. Stay tuned for after panel thoughts.
Good tidings and stuff,
Post Marti Noxon:
Liz: Love her, brilliantly funny and witty. I can see why Joss Whedon gets along with her. Two words: bipolar mom. Although now I know who to blame for “Bad Eggs.” What a shame.
Steven: Her advice surmised, “Fuck theme and watch Homeland.”
Next: Setiquette, a panel about how to work on a TV set.
Steven: If you’re a writer on TV you’ll be expected to be the expert of your episode. If you’re a writer on a feature, enjoy the buffet and keep your mouth shut.
Liz: Interesting people and information on behind the scenes on good shows, but nothing on how to get there and a lack of focus on behalf of the panelists.
2 Tito’s vodka tonics and kebabalicious later, we’re on the way to film viewing pleasure.
First film, “Missed Connections,” a film about a guy meeting ppl through Craiglist’s missed connections section.
Second, “The Sessions,” a film with Helen Hunt about a sex therapist.
Third, lesson for tomorrow, bring phone charger. This will be last update until midnight post wrapping up Thursday.
Update and Wrap-up:
Missed Connections was a straight-forward, fun film. Standard romantic comedy with nice wit.
The Sessions was great. John Hawkes was incredible as Mark, a polio afflicted man, and William H. Macy amazing. Great story and fantastic acting.
After long night at the after party, we’re ready to go for day 2.