Business as usual
that guy who made The Godfather.
If this all seems frivolous on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, well, that's how I spent the day. I'll admit that it was kind of a relief not to be around what I imagine was inescapable reflecting on the tragedy. The festival acknowledged it with a well-intended but ultimately misguided short that preceded each film. September 11 falls during the festival every year and affected the tenor of it in 2001, not that I was at it then. So bringing it up made sense, even if the piece about it was, umm, awkward.