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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Vickie has insomnia, but still catches some flicks.

TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Vickie has insomnia, but still catches some flicks.

9-9-2007 I have insomnia. Or, perhaps, not insomnia but some kind of freaky sleep situation where I can’t fall asleep at night and I can’t stay asleep in the morning. For the past few days, my body’s decided to wake me around 6:30am, regardless of when I hit the hay..

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TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Riots and rebirth

TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Riots and rebirth

It’s not every day that you can say your first order of business is going to the movies with Charlize Theron, but that’s exactly what we did at 3:00 PM today. Joining the ‘Lize in support of their new film Battle in Seattle (6/8) were Michelle Rodriguez, Andre Benjamin, Martin..

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

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..

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TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Waking late, feeling great

TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Waking late, feeling great

Today began, surprisingly, around 12:30 PM. Who knew I would require 11 hours of sleep after my 13 1/2-hour snooze-athon the previous night? It’s very, very fortunate that our first movie didn’t start until 2:45 PM, because it could easily have been a few hours earlier, and we would have..

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

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..

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TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Opening night

TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): Opening night

I guess today is technically our first full day in Toronto, although Dan and I spent much more time awake and doing stuff yesterday, since we arrived in town at 6:30 AM and didn’t sleep until 9 PM. Kind of shockingly and kind of unsurprisingly, we slept for a whopping..

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

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..

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TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): The beginning…

TIFF 2007 (Eric’s diary): The beginning…

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Toronto, where I’ll be attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the next seven days. This has been a huge dream of mine since I started going to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in 2001. I’ve always wanted to visit..

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

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..

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

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..

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