Friday night the stars were out for the opening of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival — and so were the guys from SKUM.
Whisked away from the Cinema Paradiso in private shuttles to the festival’s invitation only moonlight gala, SKUM’S Hart Baur, John Eaton and Pat Burke mingled with the film crowd and caught up with old friends Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City), Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Starter Wife), as well as legendary drummer Billy Lackey.
The FLIFF is the most popular film festival in South Florida. “We love the FLIFF,” said John Eaton. “It’s head over heels better than Miami’s. They actually pull stars into the event and — do you see the spread they put out here? Incredible. Miami’s party had paper cups.”
“Now that we are solidly in the film world, it’s great to be out here in support of others,” added SKUM lead bassist Pat Burke. “We saw what Raindance did for us, and it’s important to be out here supporting our fellow artists. It’s also great to see Lea Thompson again. Man, she looks great.”
The pool side jazz band played well into the night as stars and guests alike posed for photos and discussed film and music.
“Lea got the Career Achievement Award which she truly deserves, but she was really stoked about her new film, The Trouble with the Truth,” said lead singer Hart Baur. “It was great to see her again and laugh about all the craziness back in the 80’s. I can’t wait to see the film.”
“It’s so wonderful to see everyone here,” said Thompson. “I’m having a great time.”
True Blood’s and Sound of Music star Stephen Moyer said he was excited about SKUM’S screening at Raindance. “Raindance is an amazing film festival,” said Moyer. “Big congrats to the guys for Skum Rocks! being a part of it.”
“I love him on True Blood,” said Eaton. “What a great party — hanging with Lea and Stephen — and I can’t believe Billy Lackey is here. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night.”
Neither can we.