29 Sep '12, 12am
Honored to have worked with #GusVanSant and #AnneHeche at #SanDiegoFilmFestival the film festival is huge! #celebrities
The pink of the setting September sun over La Jollas barreled waves painted a perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy a few cocktails before the Good Will Hunting anniversary screening and Retrospective & Tribute ceremony for the director. High heels and dresses mixed with well-cut jackets and converse sneakers as guests sipped vodka fruit soda blends and mingled with film stars, including actors from the Native American Voices segment of the festival as well as Mark Christopher Lawrence from the film In The Pursuit of Happyness, also starring Will Smith. After being ushered into the Sherwood Auditorium, a series of guest speakers, including the real Penny Lane (inspiration for the eponymous character from the 2000 comedy-drama Almost Famous ) and Diane Ladd shared both their sentiments and high-regard for Van Sant.