Film Festivals

TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Finally! A Roger Ebert sighting may trump everything else at the fest!

9-8-2007 That’s right. You read correctly: Roger Ebert. After several Ebert-free years in a row, and my fears that our paths would never again cross at a film fest of otherwise, it happened. Roger and me. Same theater. Across-the-aisle buddies. But I’m getting ahead of myself… I began the day very early, but not early …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Michael Moore, Joy Division, and sweltering theatres.

9-7-2007 It’s been quite the eventful Friday. I began the day with my annual TIFF haircut at the Aveda Institute (meaning I had to skip my 11:45am screening of Jodie Foster’s The Brave One), and had a wunderkind dynamo working her magic scissors on me. The result? Fantastic. Unfortunately, due to the heeeeat and humidity, …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): The lanyard-wearing festers flood the city as TIFF begins!

9-6-2007 Dear lord. It’s 1:34am, I have The Skulls on in the background and I am only just now starting this blog entry. It’s been a very long day… most of which was not spent TIFFing. I met up with Eric and Dan for dinner before a walking tour north through the city from Commerce …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Lamenting TIFF’s ticketing system

9-3-2007 Every year, something somewhere goes awry with TIFF’s ticketing system. We all know how I feel about their lottery but, random drawing aside, there is still an abundance of annual flaws with the way orders are handled and processed. This year, it seems, a number of out-of-town packages wound up stalled in customs, so …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Hey, did you hear? It’s TIFF time!

Hey, did you hear? It’s TIFF time! Welcome back to readers from past diaries and a big “well, hi!” to anyone surfing through for the first time. Please, grab yourself a cocktail or a coffee, kick your feet up and settle in for Moviepie’s annual coverage of Toronto’s magical cinematic circus! If you’re here for …

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