SLAMDANCE LOG 3
Sorry for not posting last night but the night of the premiere ended with lots of sake and beer so I was in no position to type anything intelligent. The family spent the evening at a Japanese restaurant letting loose following the premiere. The premiere was the most anxiety-laden event ever but everything seemed to work out fine. The Japanese media showed up big time for the opening night and most of them seemed to be happy with the results. The screening went really well with no technical glitches and no walkouts. Patty and Chris were hypersensitive to any movement, cough, shuffling of feet or movement. But the Japanese journalists who got audience reactions coming out of the screening said that every comment was very positive. The highlight of the evening was when the audience got to ask questions to a character in the film. Teruaki Masumoto came all the way from Tokyo for the screening. His sister was abducted in 1978 and he is part of the film (you'll have to see it to find out why!!). It was really refreshing for him to see so many Americans asking questions and reacting to the story of the abductions. Tuesday night we will do it all again when ABDUCTION screens for a second and final time. More celebrity sightings include John Malkovich, Michael Rappoport and Rosie O'Donnell.