Afternoon Greg: Blogging from LA’s Farmers Market about what I’ve seen at Outfest 2009
My pal Lorna is in town doing some LA things with her two boys and a houseguest from England so I walked over to meet them for lunch at Farmer’s Market at Third and Fairfax. I’ve lived across from the market for nearly nine years and never get tired of coming over her for a meal or just to have a a drink and watch people.
The two old guys sitting next to me right now are a hoot! “Now Shelly Winters, she had a big ass!”
Only at Farmers Market.
The place is celebrating its 75th anniversary thius week so that is really wonderful. A lot of us locals were very concerned when The Grove was being built next door that it might ruin the market but the two just coincide beautifully. In fact, it’s so nice to have dinner at the market before or after a movie at The Grove.
My favorite places to eat are The Gumbo Pot, Loteria, and a Brazillian BBQ place that I forget the name of but you can’t mis it because it always has the longest line. It’s also nice to grab donuts and coffee at Bob’s Donuts and, of course, there’s nothing like the pancakes at Du-pars. They are like crack cocaine in terms of being instantly addicted.
OUTFEST UPDATE: Sorry if my blogging has been sort of erratic in terms of posting times. I am all discombobulated due to Outfest 2009. In my mind, I feel very ambitious about blogging about every movie and panel but the reality is, it’s very difficult to do when you are busy watching 3-4 movies a day as I did over the weekend. So, I’m doing the best that I can!
Last night’s shorts program, Bitches, Buttholes and BFFs played to a packed crowd at the DGA and was an absolute smash. There were 13 shorts and not a stinker in the bunch! I had a few favorites starting with the wonderful Transproofed starring Calpernia Addams and Andrea James who also co0-wrote and Andrea directed. Wonderful, just wonderful.
Then the final short, Lushes, was written by Ash Christian who did Fat Girls a few years back. He is such a talent and I’d like toi see this film about two BFFs scarping by doing a drag show in the Valley made into a full-length feature!
There were also two hilarious shorts under the “Stop It!” title where the character are addicted to Broadway shows and wearing the same outfit she wore on MTV’s The Grind 13 years earlier. The doctor trying to help them in an intervention is channeling Dr. Phil.
The program will screen again on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:15 p.m. at Fairfax 1. Try and get in if you can – I’m sure it’s a really hot ticket.