The trailer for Alex Karpovsky’s new film Red Flag. It premieres tomorrow at the Los Angeles Film Festival, I can’t wait to see it.
Here’s a relevant story that really happened:
Peter and I are with his friend after brunch one day, and I’m taking pictures of that friend with his bike that are “dating site-worthy” while Peter’s unlocking the bikes. I’ve got my helmet on at some point in this process, and Peter steps in for a few of the pictures. Fine.
My friend John, who lives near the restaurant where we just ate, walks by from my right on his way to get coffee, as he ALWAYS does every time we brunch at this spot — no fail, always bump into him outside of Beco — and starts chatting with me about the night’s plans (skee-ball related stuff; he tends bar at Full Circle Bar).
But John sort of just disappears into the abyss as my attention is caught by this man walking by from the other direction. He’s carrying a large bag of laundry, passes us, and as he’s rounding the corner, it clicks in my brain why I recognize him, and there I go: helmet on head, maybe camera in hand still? “Hey… HEY!”
He stops and turns.
I try to form some words. “You’re in Dean’s film! We’re friends from Tumblr. He and Jenny were at my birthday party. I just… I recognized you.” “Oh, cool! Yeah, I’m meeting them for coffee tonight, actually!” And then we shake hands and introduce ourselves and go back to our lives.
Peter and his friend are like, “What was THAT about?” and later on John was like, “Dude you just like, ran off around a corner earlier today when I was talking to you.” And in my brain I’m thinking this guy is otherwise a nobody who happened to be in one guy’s film or something and I happened to recognize him and maybe that made his day.
And then I wrote to Dean a nutshelled version of the above, making sure to emphasize the ridiculous helmet-wearing woman chasing a loaded laundry bag-carrying guy around a corner part.
Totally embarrassing story of my first adult “celebrity-esque” encounter.
Then the other night at Marcie and Jerry’s place, they put Girls on. I’d never seen it. They don’t keep up with it. But lo and behold we’re watching this show and there’s a man playing a standup comedian on the screen I’m like, “Ah! That’s the guy I told you about, who I ran after like a weirdo…!”
Some learn a new word and suddenly it’s everywhere; I run into Alex Karpovsky and now he’s everywhere, but it’s cool because so far I really like his acting, and according to IMDB, there’s a decent amount of it that he’s done that I have yet to see.