AFI Dallas Screening Update
After grabbing a quick dinner (David Lynch came in after us and sat down not far from us), I was supposed to do the red carpet thing. To me, this sounded silly, and I assumed it wouldn't a big deal. A few requisite photos and such. Well, Dustin Olson (the lead actor) and I were ushered to a rope line, where an escort took us from press person to person, and we did interviews and posed for pictures. It was a surreal experience; as we entered the red carpet area, there where actually photographers shouting to us, "over here, over here" as though we were real celebs.
Later, as we were nearing the end of the red carpet and the interviews, we noticed Bill Paxton on the same red csrpet, doing his interviews. We were told later that Patrick Fugit and Chris Klein were also behind us.
It was, in a word, cool. A really great experience. But also highly surreal. AFI Dallas has set up a major event here -- they really treat the filmmakers well.