Turnout was fantastic (sold out!); path-crossing with almost-neighbors I see more often on Twitter than in real life, kinda ridiculously, was good; network-y small talk will probably never not freak me out a little; the opening short, "El Abuelo," a portrait of poet Joe Jimenez by Dino Dinco, is really beautiful and you should try and see it ever screens anywhere near you; I am really trying to resist expending energy on a critique of an astonishingly retrograde film in which butch/femme is narrow and rigid, all butches are tops and all femmes are bottoms, and those feminine creatures who are the only ones that like penetration are kinda silly-stupid little girlies; and I have mixed and not-yet-processed feelings about both "The Young and Evil" and "La Corona," so I'm gonna think on those a little more before typing about them.
Did anyone else go? Thoughts on the films? Anyone attending the conference that's running alongside the festival? I'd love to hear report-backs from that.