Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Hitmaker


Last night, I watched "The Pixar Story" screen at James Bridges Theater on campus. Leslie Iwerks (the granddaughter of Mickey Mouse's actual creator, Ub Iwerks) directed the documentary, and she was present for Q&A post-screening. Most of my classmates had seen the documentary before as (1) It's included on the Wall-E DVD (I seem to have misplaced my ASIFA screener copy), and (2) It'd been shown on HBO. But my classmates' absence didn't seem to make a difference. The theater was packed. And who can blame them? Who wouldn't want to know the secrets behind Hollywood's most creative and consistent hitmaker?

I left the screening feeling extremely lucky that I can (kinda-sorta-not-really) associate myself (in the slightest of ways) with these kooky people. Am now pumped to get my C-film pencil test finish. GO, GO, GO!

1 comment:

Gerald said...

I love that documentary. Leslie screened the film at a Film Festival in Marin. Unfortunately, I picked Sunday to watch and later found out that the Saturday showing, Leslie stayed to answer Q&A's. Bummer :(

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