THE LAST MISTRESS is the First at SFIFF! By: Vivian ‘Rodriguez’ Meade

Well the San Francisco International Film Festival is in full swing, and I got a chance to get some reactions to the Opening Night film, The Last Mistress. Now let me point out that this is the SF International Film Festival, so this was a French film made by a French Director, Catherine Breillat, who is known for her bold exploration of feminine sexuality, and the first thing out of almost everyone’s mouth was ‘it’s very French’ Okay, so can we get past the obvious, check out my ‘woMan on the Street’ interviews in the video blog below for the rest of the comments regarding the movie.

I also had a chance to sit in on Ms. Breillat’s Q&A after the movie, and I must say although I don’t speak French, she was extremely witty. She had an interpreter, but you could almost get a sense of what she was saying from her body language and mannerisms. She reminded me of a lost era of Bohemian’s that simply spoke their truth without a care of the audience’s reaction. I loved her!

Later that evening my buddy Matt and I went across town to the after party at City View in the Penthouse level at the Metreon. I didn’t know this level existed, so it was a treat to check out the view of the city from the mezzanine. The party was great, and cocktails were flowing.

Check back on Friday for my next video blog featuring the comments from Producer, Andy Garcia on Monday night’s film presentation of the documentary,
“Cachao: Uno Mas” The documentary was shot in San Francisco.

The festival runs until May 10th! Check out the films at SFIFF51.