So Brian and I finally got the 24-hour movie festival approved by the school board. It has been a pet project of ours for the past couple of years, inspired by Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-a-Thon held annually in Austin, Texas at Tim League's Alamo Drafthouse. It was open to any Rosemead High School student who was also a member of the RHS Film Club. Since Brian and I are co-advisors to the Class of 2012 we enlisted the freshmen to run snacks and such. A special thank you goes to Assistant Principal of Activities Susan Bobadilla who was our only advocate through this whole endeavor.

Clark Barnes connected my MacBook to the projector, showed me how to use the sound and light boards, and we were ready for cinematic history.

The freshmen set up concessions in the lobby.

Posters went up.

More snacks.

Our homage to Tim League.

On Saturday at 9:45 a.m. in came the crowds.

Off they went for 24 hours of movies.

Where's Stephanie?

In between Edie and Jessica.

Mad rush for snacks in between movies.

The first raffle winner received a DVD.

Others got graphic novels...

...and comic books.

This is what happens when I give one of the freshmen my camera to take pictures while I get the next movie ready.

Then they take pictures of themselves.

Really stupid pictures.

While a movie was playing Brian showed me the Freddy Krueger-boiler room in the upper auditorium.

Something bad happened here years ago, but that's for another story.

Break time.

Megan, Victor and Jessica.

Brian introduced the next flick.

Elizabeth Ishida and her man stopped by for a couple of movies. Gina Chen, Kevin Proum, Alex Rai and Ira Vitug even made appearances but I forgot to take pictures.

Young William Crockwell, Esquire made an appearance. He wore the perfect shirt for the occasion: ''Movies: Ruining the Book Since 1920.''

The Class of 2012 cabinet and its two advisors.


Angel won a sweet Monsters Vs. Aliens shirt.

Food time again.

The lobby was alive with growling stomachs.

Mmmm, snacks.

Hurry, the cupcakes are going fast.

Annie, Megan, Roberto and Jonathan, 17% of my Senior English AP class.

Jessica looks like she got caught with her hand in the licorice jar.

Victor and Megan.

Blankets and pillows were a necessity.

Looks like a sleepover.

Bill Crockwell got a 3 a.m. phone call.

Then Mike Tellez got a 3 a.m. phone call.

Lauren and Jesus.

Is everyone having fun?

William, Citlali and two other IPers.

This was the troublemaker section.

Leading into the auditorium.

Brian trying to look hard, but the pajamas made it difficult.

Sam and friend.

I hope Marlyn likes toy rats.

Megan snores up a storm.

She never knew what happened.

Angel was in no mood for pictures.

Jessica and Stephanie. This was the photo that went with the story on the Infinite Playlist on the front page of Panther's Tale, the school newspaper.

Rockin' blanket, dude.

Sarah won a Baby Ruth after we watched The Goonies.

Brian made a breakfast run at 6 a.m.

Kids hoped with bated breath to be holding a winning raffle ticket.

Amy really is that Asian.

The freshmen couldn't hang.

Diana and her posse.

At 10 a.m. on Sunday morning the kids were released to the sun-lit world.

Here is the schedule for the first ever RHS Film Club Infinite Playlist.


Jess and Steph.

William, someone, and Citlali.

After the aud was cleaned up I took a picture of the freshmen. Brian, however, had other ideas. Check him reppin' his BNAT 6 shirt.

Good job, Freshmen.