Saturday, November 05, 2005

Burning Man

South-African entry Tsotsi was a great way to start this festival, both cruel and tender at the same time (review). Director Gavin Hood was there for a Q&A afterwards.

Drums, electronica, dancers and Burning Man aficionados had gathered on the AFI rooftop for a party celebrating the premiere of the documentary Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock.

To tell you the truth I hadn’t see so many freaks since Halloween in West Hollywood, but knowing my picture was taken several times at the party, I assume I kinda fit in J That’s also probably the first screening I attended where spectators were asked to keep their clothes on – unfortunately the gang of creepy male bunny rabbits next to me wouldn’t follow the rule.

Pele Forever Screens at AFI Fest 2005

Pele Forever, a documentary aout legendary soccer player Pele, screened last night at AFI Fest 2005. At the press conference, Pele and director Anibal Massaini Neto discussed the project over 5 years in the making that recounts the legend's triumphs in "The Beautiful Game".

Pele introduced the film to a full house at Arclight in Hollywood and accepted a City of Los Angeles proclamation naming November 4th as "Pele Day". What followed was a film that will regale soccer lovers with goal after goal and play after play from "The King".

Thursday, November 03, 2005

AFI Fest 2005

From November 4th to November 13th, Plume Noire covers AFI Fest, live in Hollywood