Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Where I've Been, Where I'm Going: Film Festival and Birthday Trip

Time, oh give me time...

Geesh! Had no idea how fast time passes during this whole aging process thing. My birthday trip is AROUND the corner, check out the deets over on my SoloTravelGirl.com blog.

Last weekend I spent most of it in Sarasota stalking the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival celebrities. Not really. I'm not a stalker and I'm not a very good paparazzi but check out my Flickr stream for snapshots from Saturday's red carpet.

See the photo of rocker Patti Smith? She's an uber celebrity and here's what happened when she arrived at the Saturday night Sarasota Film Festival event: actor Stanley Tucci's car pulled up behind her and guess he was a bit impatient. Rather than waiting for her car to advance so he could walk the red carpet, he and his entourage got out where the car was parked. No biggie, right?

Well the six guys, two photographers and handful of fans ran over to him leaving just me snapping photos of Ms. Smith. I felt a little bad I mean, she's a mega-accomplished star and deserves respect. So, taking it upon myself to make her feel loved, I welcomed her to Sarasota, she replied with a smile and "thank you". Classy lady! She's pictured above.

And, here are a couple of articles about Vincent D'Onofrio, "2010 Sarasota Film Festival Conversation with Vincent D'Onofrio" and "Vincent D'Onofrio's Don't Go in the Woods at Sarasota Film Fest". I hope to have another article posted this week with a wrap off of which big-named celebrities were at the festival.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Stalking at the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival, April 9

12th Annual Sarasota Film Festival Kicked off tonight. No live Tweeting for me this year, as explained in this post on my Solo Travel Girl blog and I can't afford to attend all the events so... the plan was to stalk the red carpet tonight - opening night.

And the on-camera star power on the red carpet? Kevin Kline. There could have been more celebs, I just didn't know who they were. I don't know if other celebs showed up for the post-film parties but hope to take in some stargazing next weekend.

I realize a film festival is suppose to be about substance, about filmmakers selling movies and maybe that's what the Sarasota Film Festival is doing - focusing on the business aspect.

You can read more about tonight on my Solo Travel Girl blog.