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SXSW day two

Posted on Mar 14, 2010 by billsimmon in Life of Bill, sxsw | 0 Comments

Long day today. I slept in (wow, I needed it) and then got lunch with Andy and Todd at the Iron Works BBQ place. I attended a film panel on “cause-driven” filmmaking that was pretty good. Then I saw Ze Frank’s talk, which was awesome in its Ze Frankness. A beer in the park followed and then Ian and I met up with Alex (Ian and Alex do the Art of the Title blog) and went to the showing of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new film, Micmacs à tire-larigot. Jeunet was there for a Q&A too.

Leaving the film, we brushed shoulders with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly, who were being interviewed by IFC about a film called Cyrus that’s here.

Some sandwiches later and we were going to catch the midnight showing of Monsters (a desktop-f/x monster film that looks really cool), but my friend Negin Farsad texted me and said she was heading to the IFC party, so we decided to go there instead. It was crowded and loud and basically everything I hate about SXSW parties, but it was awesome to see Negin, who looks fabulous and makes even annoying places fun to be at. You can catch Negin nightly during the festival on IFC during their 10 pm news show — she’s covering the interactive conference for them.

We left the IFC party and went back to the bar at the Hilton (where I’m staying) for a drink and chatted for a while. It’s a big day tomorrow and we lose an hour tonight, which sucks. Bedtime now.

Night night.

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