Daily updates from the first annual AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Target, founding sponsor Victory Park, March 22 to April 1, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

On the Spot Interview: Will Wallace

CAKE director Will Wallace stopped by the AFI DALLAS offices yesterday for a chat.

Well, really he had a slight billing problem with his hotel, which our intern Lisa Mall immediately and flawlessly rectified. Anyway, we grabbed him in the hallway to see what he thought about the festival.

"I think it’s great," said the director, who looks like he should be in front of the camera, instead of behind it.

"We went to the Lauren Bacall-Humphrey Bogart screening, GO-GETTER and RED ROAD," Andrea Arnold's feature about a surveillance camera operator who seeks revenge on an ex-convict.

"We’re loving it, and we’re really excited about our own screening tonight. There's a lot of friends asking me for tickets."

CAKE tells the story of a wedding gone horribly awry, when the bride and her overbearing mother make plans without the groom's knowledge. Family friction develops on both sides of the wedding parties.

"It ends up that there’s two rival wedding receptions and no wedding at all," says Wallace. "It's a fun film that we hope will make people smile."

CAKE already had its premiere, but you can still RED ROAD at 1:30 p.m. April 1 @ AFC.