Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free Tater Tots at the Idaho International Film Festival

So I have to admit that I have seen Napoleon Dynamite, not once, but twice, and really liked it. I don't think I'd like to see it again, however.  Seeing "non-traditional" films is fun to do sometimes.  I remember going to the Flicks once and seeing an Italian movie with English subtitles.  It was called Il Postino.  It was such a blast.  Wayne I., if you're reading this, thank you for taking me even if it was only because you didn't have anyone else to go with.  

This weekend, The Idaho International Film Festival is having it's 6th annual film festival.  It looks really fun.  You can watch movies, meet actors, eat popcorn,  go to free workshops, and participate in after-film discussions and debates.  The event actually kicked off Thursday night with a Gala at Bardenay's  (love that place).  But there are things going on all weekend.  Check out the program guide.  Movies are showing at the Flicks, the Egyptian,  and Edwards Boise Downtown.  If any of you readers have been to this before, I would love to hear your thoughts about it.  Click here to read what the Statesman has to say about it.

Another Dumb Factoid About Myself.  This one pertains to being in Idaho and having a famous person say hi to you.  Are you ready for this factoid?  Ok...keep's coming............Matt Damon has said "hi" to me.  In person.  Outside the Egyptian Theatre.  Not kidding you.  Me.  Amanda.  Not the whole crowd.  Just me.  Here's a picture to kind-of prove it.  I have one witness and his name is John.  If you'd like to interview him about this, we can make arrangements.  

Kidding about the free tater tots (in case that wasn't obvious.)


Camille said...

Nevermind, I found it.. Cool about Matt Damon. Next time you see him, tell him your friend Camille says Hi too. :)

Kaylynn said...

I want details on this story - I live in California and have never had anyone famous say HI to me. I'm jealous.

Amanda said...

Matt (we're on a first name basis now) was in Boise because, he, and director Frank Marshall, were premiering the Bourne Ultimatum at the Egyptian. John and I had tickets for the premiere (birthday gifts to each other) and we were waiting outside when Matt and his people started walking toward us. There was totally silence as people just stared open-mouthed. I thought to myself, I can't let him walk past me without saying hi. So I meekly said hi to him. And he looked right at ME and said hi back. AAAAHHHHH! I am still reeling from that experience. I even announced it for good news minute. Totally made my year.

Camille said...

lol! that's that you used it as a good news minute!

Amanda said...

Yep. The best good news minute those ladies ever heard. Never topped. (Okay. I guess that's a little dramatic).