May 1 2007 I actually did very little that was festival related on this, my last day in SF.Â In the morning I hung around home and caught up on my blogging, and savored a few moments in the house I grew up in.Â Also lamented the floorboard condensation problem that my mom still hasn't gotten around to fixing in nearly two years:
Then the family indulged in our time-honored tradition of Asian all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at Beijing Buffet on South Airport Street in South City.Â Places like these are where the movies I'd want to make are set in -- a place unlike any other, specific to my own experience, and when I go there I feel like I'm in my own movie...
All the suspect sushi you can ask for:
Another satisfied diner:
Then my mom and I spent our remaining moments browsing the oversized aisles at Costco before saying goodbye.
Got back to the festival at 5, in time for yet another buffet, of the dignified variety -- a reception for documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigman.Â This time I had the pleasure of having my brother serve me wine, as he was volunteering at the reception.Â Said hi to Chi-hui of SFIAAFF andÂ Anderson Le from the Hawaii Film Festival. Then Cindi and I took Jonathan and Hannah from Greencine to dinner while watching Game 5 of Warriors- Mavs, before the two of us had to catch our redeye back to NYC.
All in all it was a fun trip -- the SF film scene is much more laid back than NYC and people seem easier to approach and just chat with.Â Makes me wonder if making movies - modest indie ones at least - would be easier back home as well...Â It just seems that when I'm back home the stories come back to mind...