By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully February 1, 2006 at 12:16AM
After getting a nice buzz on at the directors' drinks last night, I still mustered up the strength to head to the festival's biggest theatre, the Luxor, to see Steve Buscemi's LONESOME JIM (which, by the way, is what I was hoping GARDEN STATE would have been--what an exceptionally good script). The short that played beforehand, "The Boy Who Was Dubbed," was received as well as anything I've ever seen. It was made by musician Patrick Freyne, with the help of his brother David. They're from Dublin. I bumped into them after the show and introduced myself and then... well... then the drinking really began. Needless to say, I'm kinda tired right now. But I have a cure for that. It's called INTO GREAT SILENCE. Nearly three hours in a monestary. Long takes, no dialogue, no music, no nothing. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful afternoon in a theatre. Will let ya know how that goes.
I was also planning to get people into the theatre for tomorrow's final screening of our film, but it looks like I don't have to. It's already sold out! Once again, thank you world. This is really too lovely, all of it. I just hope it goes over as well as it has so far. A 3.7 audience rating out of 5 is better than I could have dreamed when we arrived here.