Steve Martin introduces Jason Schwartzman and Claire Danes, his costars in Shopgirl.
So by the time I had finished last night’s write-up, it was 3:30am…and you know what that means? Yup, a whole 4 whopping hours of sleep. Hurrah Festival!
So I wake up late, and therefore get downtown late, but still ahead of Screening #3, Takeshis. First thing I notice is that I’m one of the last people to arrive and yet my seat(s) are still free; this also means that the screening was not sold out. Which I find a little odd considering this is Kitano’s follow-up to his People's Choice award winner in 2003, Zatoichi. Anyhow, following a brief introduction by a festival staff member, everything starts on time.
The first thing I notice is how pristine this film looks.