TriBeCa WAS GREAT. Furthered my project and our film was well received. Had a good emotional release in the Heath Ledger doc which comes out soon. Other things that happened were that I sat behind Tarantino and watched him watch Reservoir Dogs. Coppola came and sat next to me and we watched part 2 of this film called The Godfather. I had already watched part 1 that day and was beaming with joy but to be honest I spent most of part 2 making sure I gave a performance of a lifetime in viewing it. Ended up at a private dinner, spoke with "Bob" about Jake LaMotta. It was nerve racking to say the least to be around Pacino, De Niro, Duvall, Caan, Coppola, Keaton, Shire but then I looked around the dinner and noticed some of the biggest stars in the world also seeming quite nervous. So that helped...I think. All in all, what was most special was viewing films that captured cultures years ago and now to have thousands come to the screenings to celebrate the artists. The purpose of film is often debated but being at those evenings made it clear to me that one of the purposes no doubt is to bring people together. Both of these film whose crowds were vastly different feel seen and heard when they view. There's a solace that seems to exist among people who experience catharsis through the same stories. It's as if for the duration of the film all the people in theatre admit we are friends.
Here's a pic of the Kings and Queens at the Q&A.
ps Dawn a flight attendant is awesome. ;)