Saturday, February 9
This was pretty damn cool. Keith and I were just chillin in my apartment when Keith's friend Alvaro calls us to tell us he's in our neighborhood just a few feet away from the brilliant Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. Keith and I ask for his location and rush out of our apartment, camera in hand, hoping to get a glimpse of the legend and maybe even a photograph. We find Alvaro just blocks from our place and five feet from him see Almodovar with his bushy white hair chatting with some friends outside a restaurant. There is no crowd around him. It seems like a perfect opportunity to get a photo and a word with the man. So Keith and I approach him, and Keith says we're such big fans and asks if we could get a photo of/with him. He very politely declined and told us that a bunch of people had approached him throughout the day and he'd told them all no, so had to do the same to us. He thanked us and walked away. I thought to myself, "I gotta get a picture!! This is Pedro Almodovar!!" So, I caught up to him and took a quick picture from behind hoping he wouldn't notice. I just took it and ran, hoping he wouldn't see me--that's why it's so crappy. He's the guy with the white hair and the red scarf, better than nothing.
Posted by Amanda at Saturday, February 09, 2008