Giant Robot presented Tokyo! by Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-ho, and Leos Carax. The cool thing is that Michel Gondry and Ayako Fujitani (the lead actress) made a special appearance. It wasn't on the schedule, so it was a great surprise. He did a long Q and A afterwards, which was quite nice. He's an interesting dude for sure and won't hesitate to tell the truth. It's funny how he at some points cuts the moderator down a bit, with the funny quips, but that's his style. The Q and A went for at least 30 minutes, which is pretty long. Then it was free Sapporo. Before the screening I actually stood up at the press area, and was photographed with Michel and Henry for some press outlets. Check out Tokyo! It's opening soon and it's a cool film about my favorite city.
Henry Rollins was there. It was great to meet him. I said only stupid stuff. What can you say to Henry? He did say something to the effect of, "I'm cooler standing next to you." I don't think so, Henry. I forgot to mention, I intro'd the film, threw out shirts, and one of them made it to the upper level of the Egyptian. I challenge anyone to do that with a t shirt, size medium.
The Spences, who read GR since issue 3. They're still reading and complimented us on the Obama coverage. It was unique, and I'm glad they appreciated it.