Anthony Mackie and the Red Carpet and me

I must admit it was a pretty exciting experience to cover the 47th annual Chicago International Film Festival. I had been to the festival in previous years seeing such great films as “Against the Current” and “TRUST”  It was also a treat last year to attend the Q and A with the director of the movie. TRUST. But from the time I found out I would be covering this year’s film festival , I was really psyched. My fellow bloggers had their fashion weeks and gourmet weeks and this one would be all mine. I also thought I could do a little networking for my own career as well.

I only got to see a couple of films , unfortunately , and one of them I couldn’t even write a review because of a request from the distribution company. The other film  was a documentary called The Eye Has to Travel. It was the awe inspiring story of Diane Vreeland , the editor of Harper’s Bazaar magazine and she took her sense of style and made it the world’s . She was an incredible woman and she inspired me to reach for my own dreams.  I wanted to see the film A Week with Marilyn, but unfortunately didn’t get to view it.

One of the high lights of the festival was the Red Carpet and it was so cool being on the edge  as Anthony walked along it  for the press. I got to meet some really interesting people that night and actually got a gig out of the experience. Anthonys’ story was also an inspiration to me as an aspiring actress. Maybe next year I will get to see more and cover it in its entirety, but for a novice , it was an exciting experience.

Anthony Mackie at Chase Auditorium being honored at the Chicago International Film Festival for the Black Perspectives tribute

Maybe someday ?


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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