Chapter 9: LA part 5 – The Screening of 21 Grams

Friday 7th of November.
I was supposed to have brought Tess with me to the screening for 21 Grams but I know we both need time away from each other so I decided not to call her and ask if she still wanted to go. I feel too embarrassed right now to call Tess as well, as I feel like I told her things that I am not sure if I really meant or not, for the reason it seems to push her away from me.  

Aida (a friend of Christine who I was also staying at) had asked me last night if Lee Shelly a friend of hers who wanted to go could come with me, but I was hesitant to say yes. But I told Aida the next day that I could bring Lee Shelly with me.  

I spoke with her on the phone and we agreed to meet by the doors at 6.30pm, but I was late and got there at 7pm. We did not end up sitting next to each other as I did not notice her when I got into the auditorium, so I sat down on the second row on the left side instead. I had a feeling though as I looked backward that I saw Lee Shelly sit in the middle to back row, but it was too late as someone else came and sat down in the seat she held for me and I sat comfortably where I was.  

The 21 Grams movie was split into three stories. Going back and forth like a weave. It was confusing at first to understand the back and forth of the stories but the further into the movie we went the more I had to think about what I saw. It was an interesting movie. The part where I was a photo double for Sean Penn where I fire a gun into the camera I saw myself for one glorious second fire the gun. It is the first I have seen of the movies that I am in, as I have not yet seen American Wedding.

Afterward the director, writer and three of the main actors talked about the movie. There was an empty chair among them and I could perhaps have gone over to where I saw the producer sit and have asked if I could go up and sit down in the empty chair and perhaps even share my story of being a photo double for Sean Penn. As it would seem that I was on more of a level with the audience then the others on the stage. But I did not do so.

When that was done I was able to give a business card to the writer and also after I had gone outside a card to the director and a producer guy that I remember from the day that I worked.  

Lee Shelly had to leave so she left. I would have liked to spent just a little more time with her to get to know the person who I was supposed to have met at 6.30 pm by the entrance. I’ll call her sometime, as she asked me if I wanted to stand-in work which I did not answer as i was busy with something. Actually see asked if I did stand-in work on 21 Grams…