TIFF Today: September 12, 2008
Towards the end of the Toronto International Film Festival, festival-goers have a tendency to get tired, hungry, depressing, and extremely cranky. Something to do with staring at a screen for 16 hours a day for ten days straight, I guess.
That's why I can understand — not excuse, mind you, just understand — Lou Lumenick's mindset when he allegedly thwacked Roger Ebert with a binder. When your nerves are on edge and someone starts poking you, it's hard to keep your composure. (Of course, after this incident, I've lost whatever little respect I ever had for Lumenick. Tired as you are, you have to keep your cool.)
Today is the second-to-last day of the festival, so things are winding down slowly. For those of you that still have some energy and want to watch more movies, I've heard that you might still be able to get a seat for Soderbergh's 4.5-hour epic, Che. For those of you that are a bit tired of festivaling, get some rest and eat some homemade food — you need to be fresh for the last bit of TIFF fun tonight and tomorrow.
Looking for some more information about the festival today? Here are a few other TIFF headlines from around the web:
- Nearing end, filmmakers vent (Variety)
- Toronto Film Festival offers brash, poignant breakout hits (CNN)
- Moviegoing to Great Lengths: Cinetourists Take Toronto (WaPo)
- Breakouts and fakeouts at Toronto film fest (Reuters)
Most of the big name celebs are making their way out of town now, but if you're deciding to skip the films and check out the celebs, here's a list of who's expecting to be arriving in town today:
- Billy Boyd
- Kate Mara
- Charlie Cox
- Mark Rudd
Finally, if you're looking to catch a screening some time today, here are three films that have been getting some good buzz but might have slipped under your radar. If you do decide to check any of them out, let us know what you think of them!
- Universalove: Exploring manifestations of love through poetic visuals and music.
- Pontypool: Bruce McDonald once again pushes the boundaries of contemporary cinema.
- El Greco: A look at the life of famed 16th century Greek artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos.
Happy festivaling! Keep checking blogTO over the next few days for final coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival.
(Photo: Still from Universalove.)