Archive for May, 2007

Back Alley Film Festival – Tucson, AZ

Today a group of friends and I went to the 9th annual Back Alley Film Festival in Tucson for the US premier of There May Be Pleasure. Aside from me it was, Clint, Ragen, Eric, Tara, Jaime and Sherman. Clint, Ragen and I stayed at the Hotel Arizona on the 6th floor. It was a pretty cool 60s/70s ish building that kind of made me feel like I was in the Conversation with Gene Hackman. The rest of the Gang stayed at the historic Hotel Congress.

The Back Alley Film Festival takes place in an alleyway behind Bisonwitches on the University of Arizona campus. 20 films were selected to play at this outdoor event, from Germany, Canada, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, and the US. Before watching the screenings we all got sandwiches and drinks.

After the screening we returned to Hotel Congress. We had some drinks in the lobby. Inside the hotel, there is also a club. Sherman, Jaime and I went the their dance night, BANG! BANG! Everyone else called it a night. We closed it down dancing and drinking. Afterwards we returned to our respective hotels.

The next day we went to Yoshimatsu. This is my favorite Japanese Restaurant in Tucson. I got an authentic udon bowl and some sides. As usual it was outstanding.

It was a great trip, and I am so happy that so many of my friends were able to join me and I am grateful their support.