As you can tell, it is taking us a bit longer than we had hoped to get everything running smoothly again on The Movie Chasm. We have a few episodes recorded, which should be available on iTunes shortly. More a matter of finding the time to really sit down, and ensure all the links, wordings and everything else is inputted correctly. And unfortunately, I haven’t found that time as of recently. So I apologize in advance for that.
But I digress, as the eve of TIFF 2012 is upon us.
For anyone who knows me in any small capacity, they know I adore TIFF, or as it is more commonly known — the Toronto International Film Festival. Despite only living a short while away from the city, I never attended the festival before 2010 when I worked for a small independent film company which had a number of films in the festival. I bought a few tickets that year, and was handed a few tickets as well (including two for Black Swan, which later went on to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards a few short months later). I was hooked after that. The excitement of seeing the films in the best possible settings, seeing the stars, listening to the Q&A’s — it is unlike any cinematic experience I had ever had, and one I am now going into my third year of repeating.
Unlike last year where I had at least three future award nominees, including Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, this year my crop of films is a little more unusual and rather obviously, distinct festival fare. Here’s a rundown of the titles:
The Brass Teapot
How to Make Money Selling Drugs
The Suicide Shop
The ABC’s of Death
Come Out and Play
Tomorrow, I have the pleasure of taking in a live reading of the script to American Beauty, hosted by Jason Reitman, and starring Brian Cranston and Christina Hendricks. I am insanely excited for the experience, and will use that as the launching pad for brief journal style entries giving a run down of my goings-on at the festival. With how much happened last year, I’m surprised the idea to blog about it only dawned on me this year. But if you’re reading, prepare yourself for the fun and adventure. And I will be sure to include photos as well.
So hold on to your hats, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I’ll see you on the other side.