Sunday, February 12, 2012
A Surprised James Franco
James Franco attended the screening of Sal, a movie about one of the stars, Sal Mineo, of 1955's "Rebel without a Cause."
Franco directed the movie about the last day of Mineo's life when he was shot indiscriminately in front his apartment building.
Mineo had taken a fall downward, from a millionaire to a guy living in a one-bedroom apartment with nothing to show for his monied past.
At the screening, I had my Canon 5D with a Speedlight 430 EX II external flash unit.
I sat in a middle seat in the front row with the screen towering above me. Right before Franco appeared a mob of photographers joined me in the front row. They shot quickly with some incredible equipment then left.
After the movie, Franco reappeared (along with the photographers), talking about the film with its star Val Louren and mingling with the crowd while they shot photos of him posing with anyone who wished to take a picture with him.