Thursday, September 27, 2007

TIFF 07 Schedule

RYERSON THE BRAVE ONE THU 9/6/2007 09:00pm10:59pm
Scotiabank 1 Les Amours d'Astree et de Celadon FRI 9/7/2007 09:30am 11:19am
Scotiabank 4 The Mourning Forest FRI 9/7/2007 12:00pm 1:37pm
Scotiabank 3 Joy Division FRI 9/7/2007 02:45pm 4:18pm
Scotiabank 4 THE MAN FROM LONDON FRI 9/7/2007 06:00pm 8:15pm
Ryerson THE VISITOR FRI 9/7/2007 09:00pm 10:58pm
Scotiabank 2 Control SAT 9/8/2007 09:00am 11:01am
Scotiabank 3 Captain Mike Across America SAT 9/8/2007 11:45am 1:22pm
Ryerson Battle in Seattle SAT 9/8/2007 03:00pm 4:40pm
Ryerson JUNO SAT 9/8/2007 06:00pm 7:36pm
Scotiabank 1 Chrysalis SAT 9/8/2007 09:45pm 11:14pm
Scotiabank 1 LUST, CAUTION SUN 9/9/2007 09:00am 11:52am
Scotiabank 2 Starting Out in the Evening SUN 9/9/2007 1:00pm 2:51pm
Scotiabank 1 Les Chansons d'amour SUN 9/9/2007 03:30pm 5:05pm
Ryerson The Girl in the Park SUN 9/9/2007 06:00pm 7:49pm
Ryerson Chaotic Ana SUN 9/9/2007 09:15pm 11:15pm
Ryerson No Country for Old Men MON 9/10/2007 09:00am 11:02am
ELGIN The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford MON 9/10/2007 11:00am 1:40pm
ELGIN Elizabeth: The Golden Age MON 9/10/2007 03:00pm 4:55pm
Scotiabank 1 UNE VIEILLE MAITRESSE MON 9/10/2007 06:30pm 8:24pm
Scotiabank 2 NORMAL MON 9/10/2007 09:00pm 10:44pm
ELGIN Across The Universe TUE 9/11/2007 11:00am 1:13pm
ELGIN Nightwatching TUE 9/11/2007 02:30pm 4:51pm
SCOTIABANK 1 KING OF CALIFORNIA TUE 9/11/2007 07:00pm 8:45pm
Scotiabank 14 Naissance des pieuvres TUE 9/11/2007 09:45pm 11:10pm
Scotiabank 3 Bill WED 9/12/2007 09:00am 10:37am
ELGIN Cassandra's Dream WED 9/12/2007 11:00am 12:48pm
ELGIN Atonement WED 9/12/2007 02:30pm 4:33pm
ELGIN La Fille coupée en deux WED 9/12/2007 06:00pm 7:55pm
Ryerson I'm Not There WED 9/12/2007 08:30pm 10:45pm
Ryerson Silk THU 9/13/2007 09:00am 10:48am
ELGIN Margot at the Wedding THU 9/13/2007 12:00pm 1:32pm
Scotiabank 1 Lars and the Real Girl THU 9/13/2007 02:30pm 4:16pm
ELGIN Angel THU 9/13/2007 06:00pm 7:59pm
Scotiabank 1 Smiley Face THU 9/13/2007 10:00pm 11:24pm
Scotiabank 2 MARRIED LIFE FRI 9/14/2007 09:15am 10:45am
Cumberland 3 The Tracey Fragments FRI 9/14/2007 12:45pm 2:02pm
Scotiabank 1 MAD DETECTIVE FRI 9/14/2007 03:00pm 4:29pm
ELGIN Chacun son cinema FRI 9/14/2007 06:00pm 7:59pm
Varsity 1 Les Bons Débarras FRI 9/14/2007 09:30pm 11:24pm
Scotiabank 1 Le Voyage du ballon rouge SAT 9/15/2007 10:00am 11:53am
ELGIN Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who SAT 9/15/2007 02:30pm 4:30pm
Ryerson NOTHING IS PRIVATE SAT 9/15/2007 06:00pm 8:04pm
Cumberland GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER! SAT 9/15/2007 09:30pm10:44pm
Varsity 6 VEXILLE SAT 9/15/2007 11:45pm 1:20am

Post Toronto International Film Festival 07

When we mentioned we were seeing 45 movies in 10 days between bites of food and on our way to the Varsity most people seemed to be shocked. Do you remember them all? is always the first question, and you must really love movies is the other statement.

The answer is sometimes yes and no, and yes to the last. But every year's Toronto International Film Festival leaves some impression and surprise. Sometimes there is a quiet grr as we regret not seeing one movie over another, but you reconcile to the fact you cannot see everything and scheduling and distance precludes seeing certain films. The three days of Festival pass mayhem trying to create your perfect 50 film schedule ... debating getting $40 gala tickets in advance ... getting your picks down to the box office in time and then waiting for the announcement of the winning box in the lottery ... and then two more days of trying to reconcile your schedule against the tickets you actually received ...

Day One and Day Two always gets one into the swing of hurry up and line-up and trying to get your favourite seat at the Paramount or wherever [ surely no one has a favourite spot at the Cumberland theatres ] and the exhaustion inevitable sets in by Day Seven - no coffee or doughnut is a replacement for the missing sleep. By Day Eight is the inevitable attempt to catch that last buzz movie or see Brad and George and switching tickets around and Day 10 the Midnight Madness movies and the last chance to try to see that Day One movie one more time
dominates the daytime. Why didn't we see 50? Just sheer logistics [including Thursday does not have 5 movies to average in ] and that Midnight Madness just did not finish soon enough to catch the last TTC subway ride northward back into suburbia.

So by the end of Day 10 when you walk out of your last group experience, you simply ask yourself: "Is that all there is?" and start the countdown to next year.

La Vie Nouvelle