Newport International Film Festival had it's opening night last night. I'm volunteering at the transportation desk again this year. It is a fun way to be in the middle of all the activity. When I arrived at the office last night, people were hustling in from the train station and airport, calling from hotels to get over to the theater for the opening night film In the Shadow of the Moon. The director, Davd Sington, was there, and from all reports, conducted an interesting, informative Q&A after this fascinating documentary. Familiar faces in the halls of the festival offices, Rachel Dratch and David Wike, both jurors and past festival attendees. David is the director/writer of last year's closing film, Champions. Tonight there's an outdoor screening of E.T, under the stars at Fort Adams.
Fun to see all the staff and volunteers again, opening night is always a bit of a reunion. The film schedule is packed with good stuff, let the festival begin!!!!