Postcard from the South Bank: Thursday
Arrived in Leicester Square this morning for the screening of Bobby, Emilio Estevez's film about the last days of Bobby Kennedy's life. It's a big film with an absolutely stonking cast, like The Towering Inferno or Grand Hotel - everyone from Harry Belafonte (still so elegant) and Anthony Hopkins through Demi Moore, Sharon Stone and William H Macy down to Lindsay Lohan and Elijah Wood. Nice to see Joshua Jackson in a film again - we always liked you best, Pacey.
After the screening was the press conference, involving Emilio Estevez, looking more like his father than ever, Christian Slater, Freddy Rodriguez (who is tiny and so cute), Joy Bryant and Svetlana Metkina. Emilio chatted about his reasons for wanting to make the movie. Wonder if he'll end up running for office.
So I promised the BIFA nominations. For the full list, see www.bifa.org.uk, but among the ones I'm excited about are:
Ken Loach, director and Best British Independent Film for The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Jodie Whittaker, most promising newcomer, Venus
The awards themselves will take place on November 29th. One of the new sponsors this year is Mac (the make-up, not the computers) so I'm looking forward to the goodie bags!
So must wrap up, as I'm going to see a film called The Dog Pound at 4, and I need to check if I've got tickets for a screening this evening, so think I'll dawdle back across Hungerford Bridge and have a biscuit at the Delegate's Centre.
Related LFF 2006 Articles:
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- Postcard from the South Bank: Sunday II
- Sex, Friendships and Tears: Second Week at the LFF
- Postcard From The South Bank: Saturday
- Postcard from the South Bank: Friday
- Postcard from the South Bank: Thursday
- Postcard from the South Bank: Wednesday
- Postcard from the South Bank: Sunday
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Written by Michelle Thomas
Thursday, 26 October 2006