Cannes Day 8: James Franco Saves the Day!

No better way to prepare for camping out for James Franco's new movie than with McDonalds.  Especially when they serve beer with their burgers!

No better way to prepare for camping out for James Franco’s new movie than with McDonalds. Especially when they serve beer with their burgers!

The line for the premiere was out the gate from the minute the film ahead of it went into the theater.

The line for the premiere was out the gate from the minute the film ahead of it went into the theater.

We waited around all day.  Since the Un Certain Regard films were not in the Grand Lumiere Theatre, tickets are not required.  Therefore, the entire world was lined up for to attend.  "As I Lay Dying" is one of the dozen or so films that is a selection in the Un Certain Regard category of the festival.  It is a parallel selection to the in-competition features, which are highlighted for their "Original and Different" creative styles.  Fruitvale Station, a film that we saw last week, was also Un Certain Regard, as was The Bling Ring with Emma Watson which opened the Un Certain Regard parallel to Great Gatsby.

We waited around all day. Since the Un Certain Regard films were not in the Grand Lumiere Theatre, tickets are not required. Therefore, the entire world was lined up for to attend. “As I Lay Dying” is one of the dozen or so films that is a selection in the Un Certain Regard category of the festival. It is a parallel selection to the in-competition features, which are highlighted for their “Original and Different” creative styles. Fruitvale Station, a film that we saw last week, was also Un Certain Regard, as was The Bling Ring with Emma Watson which opened the Un Certain Regard parallel to Great Gatsby.

That poster is everywhere.  I want one.

That poster is everywhere. I want one.

Serra, Brittany, Leigh, and myself, along with Steve-my friend from Rutgers-went to see "As I Lay Dying."  We've all gotten so close over the course of the trip so far.  I'm so excited that after the trip is over, we are going to be re-united at Campus Moviefest Hollywood!!!

Serra, Brittany, Leigh, and myself, along with Steve-my friend from Rutgers-went to see “As I Lay Dying.” We’ve all gotten so close over the course of the trip so far. I’m so excited that after the trip is over, we are going to be re-united at Campus Moviefest Hollywood!!!

The list of Un Certain Regard films.  If any of them come to the US, I definitely recommend seeing them.

The list of Un Certain Regard films. If any of them come to the US, I definitely recommend seeing them.

The title card.

The title card.

The man himself.  James Franco is so cool.

The man himself. James Franco is so cool.

I was front row for his directorial debut.  It was so incredible.  If this film is any indication of the types of films he is going to helm in the future, I am quite excited.  The project had a unique style of split screen editing, which portrayed the point of view of the different narrators of the film.  Each perspective was a little different, which is very loyal to the book.  The cinematography was absolutely fantastic.  I was very impressed.

I was front row for his directorial debut. It was so incredible. If this film is any indication of the types of films he is going to helm in the future, I am quite excited. The project had a unique style of split screen editing, which portrayed the point of view of the different narrators of the film. Each perspective was a little different, which is very loyal to the book. The cinematography was absolutely fantastic. I was very impressed.

Afterwards, we went out for dinner.  In this side street is our "favorite" bar for the trip The Cave.  It's entirely stone interior.

Afterwards, we went out for dinner. In this side street is our “favorite” bar for the trip The Cave. It’s entirely stone interior.

Old Cannes is so beautiful at night.

Old Cannes is so beautiful at night.

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