Day numero dos at the NYAFF. EASTERN CONDORS and ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW. Sammo and Simon were on hand for their respective screenings. Sammo had a great Q&A with Grady Hendrix after the EASTERN CONDORS screening. I took video of the whole thing. I just watched it. Unfortunately. It is like a Paul Greengrass film. While I adore his style, Sammo's Q&A is shaky cam city. I hope to post it soon and I apologize before hand. It's still freakin' cool. Just like the above pic. Sammo's lovely wife Joyce Mina Godenzi was also there and looks just as drop dead gorgeous as she did in Eastern Condors. My 'F' didn't know who she was but remarked how her eyes stood out, almost purple hued, and were so beautiful as EASTERN CONDORS kicked forward.
My future spawns namesake, Simon Yam Tat-wah, took to the stage to intro his drama ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW. The 'F' cried uncontrollably throughout the film. I can't take her anywhere! I also took video of this brief moment. Just watched it and it is awesome. In all of it's shaky cam glory. I will be back tomorrow for day 3 of the fest before taking a few days off and LITTLE BIG SOLDIER on Thursday. I bought a ticket for STORM WARRIORS tomorrow but I think I'm going to miss it for a possible special assignment? I may have just jinxed it?! Either way, the fest has been unbelievable so far. Now, it's bed time. I don't know how these festival guys do it?! I'm exhausted after 2 days and i'm just an admirer.