There was a cool opening short about a band called 'Health' that was directed with handwriting by Pablo Ferro an 80 year old legend who has worked on films such as Doctor Strangelove and the Talking Heads Stop Making Sense. Pablo gave a fun speech about how he made his short film.
|Sundance director of programming Trevor Groth speaking with Pablo Ferro and bandmembers from Health|
Anyhow, in the film Neil Hambuger performs stand-up comedy in shabby bars along the I-5 freeway in the southwest. Some of my favorite scenes were conversations between Neil and his 'manager' cousin played by John C. Reilly who tries to give Neil advice on how to improve his act and career.
Comedian Tim Heidecker who co-hosts a show with Gregg called 'On Cinema' was there as well along with director Rick Alverson and other creative folks.
My boyfriend Dave Davies and I enjoyed the event and really liked 'Entertainment'. We got photographed on the 'red carpet' too. Here are some pics.
|in front of the Ace Theatre before Entertainment premiere|
|Director Rick Alverson|
Here are some photos I snapped of the lovely restored Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The pink lighting was fun and reminded me of the interior of a Virgin Airlines jet. I like the photos from an LA Curbed article which show the lobbies and normally lit interior in all their ornate, art deco/nouveau glory.
|Dave watches Entertainment|
|Tim Heidecker and Dave|
|Major Entertainer Mike H and his wife Marika|
|vintage phone booths with no phones left inside...downstairs at the Ace Theatre|