Next Film Festival is Vienna. Tickets are only available TOMORROW, Oct 23. (Oct 24 is already sold out.)http://www.viennale.at/en/programm/
Tom DiCillo's recap of the San Sebastian and Woodstock film festivals can be found here.
23.10.2009 13:00 Gartenbaukino Ticket
24.10.2009 23:30 Künstlerhaus Kino Sold out
(London is not yet posted.) http://www.tomdicillo.com/blog/
I was amused by the following excerpts the blog:
A woman walks up to our table, points at me and exclaims, Gilipollas! Im about to thank her when Pepe informs me this is the Basque word for a part of the human anatomy where the sun seldom shines. When she staggers back against the wall I realize she is drunk. She lurches in for another round of invective before hotel security arrives and escorts her out.
So, Tom DiCillo, When Youre Strange. What can you tell us?
Well, I say, What I can tell you is that the service at this place is terrible. I ordered a beer two hours ago and Im still waiting for it.
The audience laughs. They get the joke. Clearly I had not ordered a beer because it is not a real cafe. But the hosts laugh is tense and uneasy. He says he will take care of it and then explains that the guy at the piano has been playing Light My Fire for 45 minutes. The news floors me. All I can think is thank god Ray Manzarek is not here to hear it.
Two minutes later, to my horror, a real beer is set upon my table. The audience applauds. Of course the expectationeven at 9:30 in the morningis that I drink it.
That night a drunken Basque woman crawls out from beneath my bed and stabs me in the teeth with a cocktail swordfish. I open my eyes and Im driving north in the rain on the New York Thruway. When Youre Strange is showing in 6 hours at the Woodstock Film Festival.
There is a quick request for a radio interview. Just before we go live the producer urgently reminds me not to say the F word.
I thought this was Woodstock, I mutter.
This is a Republican funded radio station.
During the interview all I can think about is the F word. Will I say it? Should I say it? Did I just say it?
Edited by Shebang, 23 October 2009 - 04:03 AM.