Arif Karmali, in line for The Last King of Scotland

In the Queue: Arif Karmali

Sure, there may be celebrities everywhere, but often the most interesting people you meet at the Toronto International Film Festival are standing in front of you in line.

Who: Arif Karmali
From: Edmonton, Alberta
In Line For: The Last King of Scotland
Years at the Festival: Two

What are some of your best memories from festivals past?
Enjoying the great movies and talking to great directors and producers. The Q&A's are also a favorite because you can ask interesting questions, and really there's nobody else you can ask but the people who make the movies. That's something I really enjoy at the festival.

What are you looking forward to for this year's festival?
Looking forward to seeing a gala, hopefully. Maybe I'll go to one of the later ones, because there's still tickets available. But yeah, I'm looking forward to going to the big event where everyone gets on the red carpet: really experiencing that part of the festival.

Any other thoughts you have about the festival or Toronto?
I think it's a great city to hold a festival. It brings good exposure to Toronto, and it's an overall great experience. I think they need to reduce ticket prices. Twenty bucks a movie is a little bit high. If it's all about the arts, then it's all about the films and not about the money. Drop the ticket prices for the regular people.


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