Last night I attended a screening of Mel Gibson's new movie GET THE GRINGO (2012) which is slated for a direct to VOD release on May 1, 2012. What was especially cool about this event is that Mel himself was in attendance along with Kevin Hernandez (The Kid), Adrian Grunberg (director) and Stacy Perskie (producer). The film was quite good. I enjoyed it a lot. There is a nice Peckinpah vibe throughout the entire film which I really appreciated.
From left to right: Grunberg, Hernandez, Perskie, and Gibson.
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The Q&A was lead by Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News and Mel was pretty cool. This was the third time I saw a movie with Mel Gibson there. I also saw PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004) four months before it came out and APOCOLYPTO (2006) a month before it came out.
I noticed Mel was leaving pretty quickly after the Q&A ended but I headed his way with my BRAVEHEART CD cover in hand just in case. Sure enough, he was just about to slip out the back door when he turned to tell somebody one more thing. In that instant, I was right there and asked him to sign my cover. I might have been only one of three people who snagged an autographed. Pretty cool.