I attended an AFI Fest premiere pre-party this evening for Saving Mr. Banks at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It began earlyish, around 5:15 pm or so, but it was dark and cool out so who cared? Having seen Banks in London about three weeks ago I decided at the last minute to drive over to an Old Boy screening in West Los Angeles.

Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter and principal architect Kelly Marcel — Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, Thursday, 12.7, 6:05 pm. Marcel shares screenwriting credit with Sue Smith, but the dramatic focus and the voice of the movie that premiered tonight is pretty much all Marcel’s.

Banks star Tom Hanks, costar Bradley Whitford.

(l. to r.) Colin Farrell (partially hidden), Emma Thompson, Mary Poppins songwriter Richard Sherman, Tom Hanks.

(l. to r.) Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Richard Sherman, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman.