Back in December, I was contacted by Fox Searchlight about going to Berlin, Germany for the premiere of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
at the 64th Annual Berlinale Film Festival. At that point, I was still in mid-recovery from my stem cell transplant, but it was just one of those opportunities that was really hard to say "no" to. So I didn't. I knew that the trip was a few months off and I mentioned it to my doctor and then just asked them to give me a little more time to see how things progressed with my recovery.
But the trip happened last week, and I got to spend roughly four days in Berlin, mostly covering The Grand Budapest Hotel
, but also seeing some movies at the festival. This report on my stay in Berlin may be interesting to some, boring to others, but I just wanted to share what these experiences are like in case you're ever interested in going into movie journalism--which knowing how much CS readers like movies, there's a lot of you dying to do this and it's definitely not an impossible career option to achieve.