Adrian Grenier (star of HBO hit series Entourage) came to Portsmouth, NH to promote his latest documentary titled “Teenage Paparazzo”. It’s an engagingly interesting look at the celebrity/voyeuristic culture in our country and the obsession with digging beneath the facade of fame. Check out Adrian’s website for more details on the project here: www.teenagepaparazzo.com – I’m looking forward to catching the full screening over the weekend.
The most fascinating part of the visit for me was the fact that despite thinking during the screening of the film that the paparazzi culture was ridiculous, I was just as fascinated and interested in capturing the moment of Adrian’s visit as all of the cutthroat photographers in LA appear to be.
Portsmouth is the home of the 2009 New Hampshire Film Festival (additional details here: www.nhfilmfestival.com), which takes place October 15th-18th.
The annual festival is a great addition to the cultural offerings in the city – I’m hoping to make it to a few of my first films this year. Visit their website for more information on the films that were selected to be featured in this year’s festival along with schedules. Films are going to be screened at various venues throughout the city, with The Music Hall serving as the focal point of the weekend.
Check out one of the marketing posters for the event hanging in the city (near Gilley’s on Fleet Street), next to a very Don Draper ad for office space at the International Office Suites in a nod to Mad Men (probably the only show I won’t miss).