Daily Archives: March 11, 2012

Kickstarters

breakfast - film festivals

Abe and I kickstarted our day off at Farm:Table this morning.

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Too small for a farm, but there’s the communal table – and it takes up pretty much the whole place!

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The menu changes daily – we ordered the quiche to share…

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…and a baked goodie

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Abe loved his cappuccino…

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…and their scone…

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(I felt like it could use more banana and chocolate)

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…but we both flipped out over this quiche – talk about a perfect, flakey crust.

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Also dug this pickled carrot.

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So cool how you can see everything you’re eating! Farm:Table actually has a garden on their rooftop; and they’re trying to build a parklet through Kickstarter.

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After brunch, we walked over to Festival Headquarters to pick up my SWAG bag and get a badge for Abe…

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…when I emerged from the bathroom, the Filmmakers’ Brunch was in full swing!

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Too bad we had just eaten. I did take a few biscotti to go, though…

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…then we stopped by the Present/Future Summit, where there was yet ANOTHER buffet…

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…I really should carry a ziplock bag with me to these kinds of things. Look at those COOKIES!!!!

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The speakers at this presentation are quite impressive, but it’s 3 hours long and I need to get ready for tonight’s screenings (I have two – back to back!)

Left just as they were discussing Kickstarter

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…speaking of which, THANK YOU everyone who helped us raise $10,000 in one week for Yes We’re Open’s post-production costs. I hope to be able to show my appreciation to some of our backers in person at The Castro tonight!

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Nice Girls Crew World Premiere

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SFIAAFF has begun!!!

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Here’s the WHOLE crew – not just the nice ones – we all met for an early, pre-premiere dinner at O3 Bistro and Lounge.

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Many nibbles to share for the table – Roasted Bone Marrow…

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…Glass Noodle Salad…

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…Braised Oxtail Tacos…

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…Pork Belly with Quail Egg…

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…Ahi Tuna Crudo:

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And for the vegetarians – INSANELY DELICIOUS brussels sprouts…

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…and a special off-the-menu dish concocted by the chef – tofu, glass noodles, veggies, and purple sweet potato:

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SO GOOD!!! I devoured 3 platefuls of every single dish.

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Then it was time for us to head to the screening – sold out!!! Here’s the rush line…

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…and here’s the Step and Repeat (<—I’ve probably done a hundred of these and never knew til last night that’s what it’s called)

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Michelle obviously mastered her Angelina Jolie pose…

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…which had everyone in stitches…

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…and so did the Nice Girls Crew screening! Props to our ENTIRE crew for an amazing job.

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We spent the night schmoozing and boozing (non-alcoholic for me, of course) – when we got back I was so tired that I forgot about the hot water I had put on for cocoa…

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…still pretty zoned out, due to daylight savings. And speaking of which, Daylight Savings (the movie) is playing here too! Rush tickets for that only; so sorry to the 80+ people who were turned away for Nice Girls Crew!!! But there are still seats available for Yes We’re Open tonight so get your tix NOW…and see you at both Q&A’s!

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