Click here to see AMC’s video coverage from the press day. It's me and Andy Garcia squeezed uncomfortably together on a couch, looking like two guys in a crowded airport lounge.

I'll be back with a full report on the premiere night tomorrow (Monday). Meanwhile, the aptly named "Hullabaloo" will
provide today's video clip.

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  1. Thank you Raymond!

    I can't wait to read your stories of what happened that day (well actually I can't wait to watch the movie but...ce la vie:)

    Take care and have a wonderful, success-full-of ecxitement premiere night. I'm there (mentally)

    Peace and love

  2. I wish I was there! All the best to you and your cast :)

  3. Just got home from the premiere and wanted to let you know I thought City Island was wonderful. I don't know the last time I laughed so much, and the scenes between Julianna Margulies and Steven Strait are some of the funniest ever filmed.

    When you spoke to the audience tonight, you mentioned, a couple of times, that you wanted us to get on your e-mail list, but I wasn't sure how to do it ... so I googled, found this blog, and came here to leave you comments and kudos. Thanks for a great night at the movies!

    Blather From Brooklyn

  4. Brilliant! I loved your film tonight...you made a lot of people laugh...enjoy all that comes your way, you deserve it- the movie was very special.

  5. Ditto to what Marianna said... I came home tonight (after attending the TFF premiere) very ready to do as you requested re: going to the website and helping get the word out on this WONDERFUL movie... but please give us marching orders!... I went to the City Island official website and found no place to offer support, positive comments, etc...

    Regardless, congrats on making a most special, endearing movie that offered some much needed laughter!

  6. Saw the movie last night -- LOVED IT!!!

    I'm sure the traffic on City Island will get worse since you did such a great job with the scenery.

    I'm definitely spreading the word.

  7. I am so jealous of those who got to see it...but happy for you too :) If anyone writes up a movie review or synopsis (with spoilers), I'd LOVE to read it!

  8. Thanks for these lovely comments everyone. See today's post (4/27) for "marching orders". Basically just go to www.cityislandthemovie.com and go to the "share your secrets" section. You can either share a secret or your comments on the movie. I think we'll change this soon so we have a sepearate "share your comments" section. But in the meantime we'd also love to have your e-mail addresses so we can build an Obamaesque on-line support community.

    Thanks again for coming out and seeing our opening...