Reunited…and it feels so good….
…but I haven’t had face time with Joan in FOREVER….not since I took her to the flagship WeHo Pinkberry (right before it became a froyo phenomenon) which should give you a sense of how much time has passed.
We started off with an early evening press conference…
…followed by the screening/Q&A….
…it was quite emotional – I actually cried all my eye makeup off! Many of us hadn’t seen the film in years – and agreed this was the first time we could watch it as real audience members, rather than analyzing/scrutinizing our work.
Signed many of these – special postcards the festival made – it’s a line I say in the film, but I’m not sure if that’s my eye?!?
Overwhelmed with the audience response! SO SORRY we couldn’t stick around and take photos with everyone who was waiting…I still feel horrible. There were dinner plans across the street….
…On the Bridge is a small, funky little Japanese restaurant…
…with everything you can imagine on the menu (but not sushi).
Truly a mom-n-pop place. The owner is also the chef (and is adorable) but this isn’t a great place for groups, or if you’re a little rushed (like we were). All our dishes came out at different times, starting with Abe’s Agedashi Tofu, which I sampled…
…also tried a bite of Joan’s Tofu, Mushroom, and Spinach Rice Gratin…
…and Alice’s Chicken Katsu with fried egg.
My own order (Curry over Sauteed Pasta) was enormous!
Wound up eating pretty much all the tofu/veggie/sauce part…
…and a bunch of the noodles; though it looks like I barely made a dent in what’s leftover:
If you’ve seen “Saving Face,” you know just how much food was eaten in the movie – everything from hot dogs and Chinese food to cupcakes and fried chicken. So grubbing with this group brought back a lot of great memories….
…wish we could do it more often.