Friday Feb 7.

Yes, this day was full of meetings and running around, but for me the highlight was seeing Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, an experimental-ish, thriller-ish farm based American indie by Josephine Decker, which I went to see because Joe Swanberg stars, and I’m a fan. I loved the film, and I highly recommend it for fans of challenging and cool indie fare (and not just because there’s a five minute cow-POV shot in it).

By nightfall, I was ready for the “it’s a marathon, not a sprint” portion of the evening, featuring four separate parties: the British one, held at their embassy; NordMedia, the party for north German films with the greatest buffet room in party history; “Meet the Danes”, held at some cool former recording studio where everyone from Bowie to U2 has made albums, and the Finnish party, held in a church and probably featuring the largest concentration of our actual international buds.

I started the night pretty well.

fresh faced at the British Embassy

fresh faced at the British Embassy

I held up pretty well at NordMedia but honestly after that buffet spread, I was starting to lose steam.

phooooooooof

phooooooooof

By the time we got to Meet the Danes, I was feeling pretty Danish myself, if you know what I mean.

photo 3

oh, my liver

Don’t worry, though. By the time we got to the Finns, I’d caught my second wind.

zzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzz