San Diego may be in the shadows of our neighboring Hollywood, but we can definitely hold our own – and this was most evident at the San Diego Film Festival’s event honoring famed producer, director, and writer Judd Apatow (held at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla this past Thursday). Apatow’s work can be marked from my personal childhood favorite, “Heavyweights” all the way to hit movies such as “Anchorman,” “Knocked Up,” and “This is 40”.
The night started off with a star-studded red carpet event. Familiar faces such as “Extra”’s Ben Lyons’, “Anchorman” actor David Koechner, “Breaking Bad”’s Saginaw Grant, and David Della Rocca and Troy Duffy of “The Boondock Saints” – hammed it up for every press member and city dweller looking for that perfect celebrity shot. Inside the museum lobby, guests were treated to food and beverages provided by Amaya and Peroni.