Second shift…it started off pretty much the same as the last shift, with me collecting tickets for a screening. I was then assigned to check tickets at the door and I spent about half an hour saying nothing but “down the hall” as the people were entering the theatre.
Today’s highlight came in the form as when I was assigned to a press and industry screening of a documentary about gang members in Haiti called “Ghosts of Cité Soleil.” I was signing members of the media into the theatre I couldn’t help noticed that this screening was, among other, attended by people affiliated with Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Variety. I even spent some time inside the cinema, as an usher helping latecomers find seats.
After I was relieved from the “ghosts” screening, I was sent to another press screening, where I basically ended up minding the door until my shift was over.
Tomorrow, I will officially become an attendee of the festival, when I head to a screening of “The Dog Problem.” My next volunteer log will be after my next shift on Tuesday.