Festival juror Josh Lucas and his wife Jessica greet Virgina Madsen (left) and Melissa Leo (right). Lucas credited his wife’s “whisper track” for real-time translations when subtitles couldn’t bridge the language gap. (She’s Colombian.)
"I always like festivals that don’t have so much commerce going on in them and are just people enjoying films,” Edward Norton told TheWrap at a gala Saturday night, where he hung out in the center with Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal. “(I like when) the agenda is not ‘How fast can we sell it and how much can we sell it for?’ It’s more celebratory.”
Esai Morales checked in to this cactus orchard-turned-theater for a screening of “Hecho en Mexico” (“Made in Mexico”), a political documentary featuring Mexico’s biggest music stars that was the talk of the festival.
Although now a Californian, Luna exemplified the laid-back Cabo style at an outdoor evening screening.
Virginia Madsen and Nick Holmes took in Sara Bareilles’ Coachella-esque concert and artwalk in a man-made marina developed by the festival’s president (a Corona heir). Bareilles chose a “wedding band” playlist, corralling a dance floor with the help of bands imported from L.A.’s “Hotel Café.”
Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook. Though NBC pulled Gillies’ “Saving Hope” this summer, it lives on with an additional series order in Canada. And he told Hollywood Life’s Russ Weakland that he just found out he’s returning to “Vampire Diaries” soon.
Cody Horn (“Magic Mike” and also Alan Horn’s daughter) was one of many industry guests, many of whom hid out at the talent-friendly One & Only.
New Yorker Matt Dillon escaped to the warm weather and picked up a souvenir.
“I am so proud of David O. Russell,” Melissa Leo (with her son) told TheWrap. “I just think 'Silver Linings Playbook' is absolutely by far his best film ever ... and that man makes good films,” she said of the man who directed her Oscar winning performance in “The Fighter” two awards seasons ago.
Tate Taylor, Allison Janney, festival producer Sean Cross and Octavia Spencer.
Twins/Vail Film Festival founders Sean and Scott Cross organized this inaugural festival in the pre-Thanksgiving/pre-tourist season slot in Cabo. Yet, they still needed to wear credentials. They shipped all of the screens and production across the border on a truck from Colorado.
The newly built convention center served as the main screening area. It is part greenhouse, with walls of live plants. This was only the second event in the space following the G20 convention of world leaders in June.
Meanwhile back in L.A., Michael Bay, Shia LeBeouf and Bill Nye the Science Guy presumably consulted on explosions and fireballs at Thursday’s S.E.T. awards for entertainment that drives students towards careers in science, engineering and technology. (Photo by Wireimage)
Edward Norton, Octavia Spencer, Virginia Madsen, Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Alison Janney and two commercial-sized charter planes full of filmmakers, financiers, agents and influencers split time between sun and screens (one in a cactus orchard) at the inaugural Baja Film Festival
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