For years, I would always miss out on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) because I was away at university during the beginning of September.
Then last year, I was finally in town and I was lucky enough to score some free passes from my employer at the time. I managed to go to the premiere screenings of Glorious 39 and Harry Brown, both at the Elgin. Both were great movies and I had a lot of fun.
I really got swept up in the magic of watching a movie with those who worked hard to make it. Nothing made me more excited about the essence of a film festival than at the end, when we stood up to applaud their work. I knew I was lucky last year and I walked away thinking that I had to get tickets for this year’s festival.
So this year, I teamed up with a friend and we bought a ticket package and selected a few movies (which wasn’t an easy task – there are still so many others I want to see). Here are the movies we’re scheduled to see this year:
I will let you know what I think of each movie after the festival ends. Are you going to TIFF this year? If so, what are you planning to see?