Sunday, August 1, 2010

Video: Vincent D'Onofrio Meet and Greet on July 22

Posted on Youtube by BillieJean0902- After the George Geronimo Gerkie show at Joe's Pub, those of us with VIP tickets, including yours truly, went upstairs to meet Vincent D'Onofrio. His birthday had already passed, but I gave him several gifts inside a pizza box from Mystic Pizza(yes, from the movie.) Included in the gifts were a DVD of the documentary "Yellow Brick Road" about an acting troup ANCHOR made up of actors with developmental disabilities, coloring books made by my brother who has autism, a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, two guitar pins from the Hard Rock Cafe, and literature from the YAI Autism Center and the Seaver Autism Center. I gave Vincent the info. in support of his plans to direct a film about a man with Asperger's syndrome who loves Johnny Cash music, called "Johnny and Me."

Sent in by Geri L. Thank you!


val said...

How lovely, polite and patient he is - and now I understand how it is Diane didn't manage to get a picture signed for me because time ran out.

Billygrl said...

That's me in the video giving Vincent his birthday gifts. Steve used my camcorder to film our meet and greet while his wife Michelle took photos with my digital camera. Thanks, guys!

I had no idea my video would pop up on this blog, but I'm flattered that you all are so interested. I welcome your comments. Thanks!

Billygrl said...

I had wanted to ask Vincent about "Johnny and Me" but only had time for one question about the film. Anyway, Vincent received gifts from other fans too, including a shirt with a design I wish I had photographed, but it was beautiful. The meet and greet was kept to a half hour and the moderator kept reminding us just how many minutes were left before we had to leave, which was sort of rude, but necessary, I suppose, otherwise we'd have been there all night. Vincent was gracious and friendly with everyone, and posed for lots of photos and signed lots of autographs. I don't know why your friend couldn't get an autograph for you. That's a shame.

mauigirl said...

Val's friend couldn't get an autograph for her because the 'rude' lady didn't keep better track of the time. So, those at the end of the line had less time with him than those near the front of the line. Vincent was lovely, as were all his fans, but I wish that lady keeping track of time had done so more fairly.

Anonymous said...

Because we were at the back of the line Billygirl, and by the time we got to Vincent, the 'moderator' (Miss Rudeness personified!) was yelling 'You have 3 minutes left!' at Vincent - and I wasn't the last person in line either. Never mind, Vincent was completely charming, and graciously signed a picture for one person who should have been there with us, but had had to cancel her trip at the very last minute. He did all he could for those of us still waiting to see him in the VERY short time he had available by then, although with hindsight, it's a bit galling to remember that some people kept going back for more when they'd already had their turn.

NEXT time, we're at the FRONT of the line! ;0)

artistonthehudson said...

That's because TIME RAN OUT! We were at the back of the line; by the time we got there he only had time for photos. I also didn't get anything signed - and was disappointed that I had so little time with him. My friend (who flew 3,500 miles from England to see him) tried to get photos signed for her European friends but he only had time to sign one. Maybe it's because those fans at the front & middle of the line spent so much time with him.

And the woman who kept yelling only 3 more minutes was incredibly rude. We paid $100 a ticket to meet him; the least they could do is give us a little time to get autographs and pictures. Why the 30 minute time limit? I understand there should be a reasonable time frame but everyone should have been given an equal opportunity to meet him.

Nonetheless, it was a great evening and he is a wonderful and gracious man.

tate31nym said...

I think you guys who got short-changed on time should contact Joe's Pub or something and see if maybe it couldn't be arranged for Vincent to do some personalized autos to be sent out to you, especially being that you traveled so far, and paid a high entrance fee, and were not granted everything. Perhaps not as gratifying as having it done right then, but it is what it is. At least you were able to share in his presence I suppose! I suggest contacting Joe's because they seem to have a very good working relationship with him/'his people' and might at least get you in contact with someone. Good luck.

Billygrl said...

It's not fair that the meet and greet was kept to only 30 minutes, considering that we paid $100 to be there and there was quite a large group. I've been to meet and greets before, and I'd never seen this happen. I've even gotten autographs for fellow fans from celebrities, but I always get there early. First come, first served.

Billygrl said...

The thing that bothers me more than the time limit on the meet and greet was the "fan" who openly boasted about crashing the meet and greet after paying only $20.00for a discounted ticket to the show. We were supposed to receive and present separate numbered tickets for the meet and greet before getting in the elevator (I was among the first 10 people allowed upstairs) and this woman showed up and began arguing with another fan on line. I don't know what happened to her after that, but she should have been thrown out. Does anyone else remember a middle-aged redhead wearing dark clothes making a fuss that night?

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


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Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

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Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

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"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
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