Via The 19th Floor, movie critic Roger Ebert:
I have received a lot of advice that I should not attend the festival. I’m told that paparazzi will take unflattering pictures, people will be unkind, etc.
I was told photos of me in this condition would attract the gossip papers. So what?
I have been very sick, am getting better and this is how it looks. I still have my brain and my typing fingers.
Read the whole thing at I ain’t a pretty boy no more.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to miss my festival.
Yeah. What he said.