Film Fun, Frida Fashions!
By Gregory R. Gunter
“Are we there yet?” may have been the old refrain for long-time SMA residents waiting for September to revitalize the social scene, but no more! July was packed with events, none quite so acclaimed as the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), which this year included Palm Springs screenwriter Kirk Ellis, who returns next year as part of our local Writers’ Conference. Fashion designer Laura Reyes and fellow fashionistas also entertained us with her “I Am Sick of Frida!” fashion show.
So what kind of fun does a priest have? The answer wasn’t “nun” when the Bishop Sollano house hosted an art auction fundraiser for Academia Internacional, where the crowd ran the gamut from biochemistry PhDs to international interior designers. And everybody’s favorite local crooner, Mr. Johnny Favourite, celebrated a birthday by belting out tunes to an audience of admirers. Hey, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” and Johnny’s got lots of somebodys!