Sunday, September 11, 2011

Gerry's Night - TIFF Machine Gun Preacher Premier

He looks happy and excited and is displaying his usual enthusiasm and showmanship for the fans that have gathered there to see him.

I  hope the reviews for the film cap off the evening on a positive note and that word of mouth translates to a good audience for this movie.

Here are some of my favorite photos from this promotional blitz that started in Chicago:

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Chicago Screening

The following two I've dubbed "The Chameleon strikes Again"

Before the Magic Wand
Arriving Toronto with Alan Siegel
Gerry Transforms into the Swan
AFPJ fundraiser with Paul Haggis

King Leonidas Teeth Full Frontal
AFPJ Fundraiser Arrival

"See all the fans, Mum?  I think I've finally arrived!"
Gerry photographing crowd of fans from his car.

Unposed and Natural Human

The look that launched a thousand sighs?

"What does all of this mean now?"

Songs out of tune, the words always a little wrong...Canzoni Stonate


  1. Zoni, I love everything you write. Such a delightful change from the IMDb Board. I don't comment, but I always read your wonderful observations. Gerry is such an interesting subject, and this has been such a fun week. The Coriolanus press conference topped everything off brilliantly.

    Best regards,

    (I don't understand your profiles)

  2. Thanks for the comment. I think it's been a rewarding week for him too.

    I liked the Howard Stern interview today too. I think Stern was totally smitten with him and he shared it with his audience. Apart from his usual raunch factor, I think the enthusiastic endorsement of the movie bodes well and, this appearance by Gerry, a good counterbalance for the promotion as a religious movie in the churches by Sam.

    What is it about my profile you don't understand? I am a woman of a "certain age" (which are code words for "over 50") I won't say how far over that mark because people would automatically label me further and put me in a box I don't fit. I am very youthful in spirit and outlook on life and, thanks to good genes and a commitment I make every day to being healthy and looking good, the outside manages to match the outlook most of the time.

    I love who I am and the way I look now and so I post as this youthful alter ego I call Zoni, who represents my 25 year old self. I would not change places with her for the world, though, unless I could keep the knowledge and confidence I've picked up over the years.