The actress had been in Minnesota for the shooting of Robert Altman's new film, "A Prairie Home Companion," and didn't think she could break free. She did, unexpectedly, but when a canceled flight early Sunday delayed her arrival, Virginia almost missed her brother, who had to leave the party at 11 for a film shoot. She arrived in time for a tearful reunion 10 minutes before he left.
"It's hard for a man like Michael, who's very much a man's man, to reveal that he writes poetry," she said later. "So I was really happy that he did this tonight and even if it was at the end, I'm really happy that I could be a part of it."