TIFF 2009: Off To Toronto
This should be interesting.
The last time I went to a film festival without a badge was Sundance 2001, and after two days onsite, that changed. I'm not sure I can expect the same sort of miracle from the Toronto International Film Festival, but that's not going to deter me.
In a little over an hour, I'm out the door, on the way to the airport, and then on a red-eye overnight to Toronto, where I'll arrive tomorrow morning around 9:30 AM. I'm hoping to kick off the festival with "The Invention Of Lying" and wrap it up next Wednesday with... well, we'll see when we get there.
In the meantime, I've got films like "Up In The Air," "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus," "Ondine," "A Serious Man," and "The Men Who Stare At Goats" to see, along with the films I have no idea about yet, which always end up being a favorite part of any festival experience.
I'll be here to share it all with you in the days ahead, and I'll have some more reviews for you tomorrow, before the festival gets started, just to clear the decks.
See you soon...
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
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