|(Left to Right) Arrival, 13th, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land|
|WELCOME TO THE HOTEL SANTA BARBARA|
After effectively killing 1 hour I had practically 2 and a half hours so I went to the library and let me tell you; that is one cool place. The library is very clean and modernized relative to the ones we have in Sacramento. They had a large array of newspapers and magazines (my kryptonite) but I must confess, the SBCC library is still better in regards to collection. After I finished catching up on all the news I've been missing out on, I quickly realized it was time to go find my place at the Arlington Theater.
Once in line I made nice conversation with an SBCC computer application teacher whose name I can't quite recall. Soon enough, it was time and I found space in the middle of the theater 15 rows back next to a couple fellow freshmen at Westmont College in Monteceito. 30 minutes pass and I'm now permanently glued to the edge of my seat listening and watching my favorite director speak. As time passes each director gets their chance of alone time on stage with the interviewer and at the very end they all came together for a panel.
All in all I'm thankful for a couple things. The ability to go to the film festival monetarily (20 dollars). The ability to go because I live in freaking Santa Barbara (even on a raining day). And finally, Damien Chazelle's existence.
This blog's quote comes from Damien Chazelle,
"I handle screenings and award ceremonies really bad."
Don't worry Damien.
You did perfect DC. You did perfect,