I enjoyed the closing ceremony and after party as much as any part of the film festival. The blue carpet VIP walk was nice and I got to see a few celebs that I hadn't before.
Bruce Dern and Nick Cannon had a visit...
I used to watch Melissa Joan Hart with the kids on Nickelodeon
Courtney Cox was looking beautiful
Geena Davis was stunning
Judge Reinhold with Miss Arkansas. He joking referred to himself as the "token white male" at the film festival built around women and diversity in film making
I attempted to marry my son off to Joey Lauren Adams. I don't think it worked though
After the closing ceremony there was a massive party at the Ice House. Nick Cannon came and DJ'd for us. I know I'm old but that guy is phenomenal!
All in all it seemed to have gone off very very smoothly. No fights, no beligerent drunks, just every day people from all over the country and the world enjoying our town. You can't buy that kind of advertisement.
Next year will be bigger and I hear that the De Niro's loved the area and will definitely come back.
Thanks to all who particpated both behind the scenes and with your attendance.