Today was the last day of the local film festival and this is what I wore. I had to miss a lot of the first three days because of work but today I was off so I got hang out down there longer.
Also I wasn’t stuck in the guy drag I wear to work. I wore a skirt. I took the bus and walked several blocks alone in a skirt. I’m normally too afraid to leave the house alone in a skirt. If I’m going somewhere with my roommate it’s almost not a thing at all but doing it alone has been a big block for me. And today I made it past it.
Walking from the bus stop to the film festival, I passed some big windows and caught my reflection. I saw that I looked like myself. I felt for awhile like l belonged in the world.
I briefly met Rutger Hauer who was starring in a movie that I didn’t get to see so I didn’t have anything to add to the discussion. My friends and I were standing around in the VIP lounge when he walked by. My friend L stopped him said how much of a fan she was and got her picture taken with him. He walked off to get some food and then he came back to talk to us.
Yeah the VIP lounge. Remember when I talked about winning the Downtown Murder Mystery a couple of weeks ago? Well part of the prizes were two VIP passes to the film festival. Admittance to all shows and the VIP lounge. The lounge had a small buffet, pita chips and dips, fruit, and a main dish that changed each night. There was shrimp one night and bbq pork on tortilla chips topped with coleslaw.
There was also a bar but I avoided the alcohol, except for one rum and coke tonight, and stuck to Sprite or Coke. The first night I went in, the second of the festival, there was this homemade root beer that was heaven sent but it ran out so I only got one cup of it.
Since I’m doing the 365 Film Challenge, I’m going to writing up the films I saw in separate posts in the following days.