If you know me, you know that I love watching films, in theaters or at home. So, this is a particularly exciting time of year in Toronto for film lovers as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is taking place. This is the second year that I'm partially attending TIFF. Last year I did a grand total of 3 films (Waking Sleeping Beauty, Micmacs & Up In The Air) and vowed to do more this year.
Sometime in August, I decided I should look into buying ticket packages. I had a list of must-see films and was looking through all the other films playing as well. I decided I would get the 25-30 film package.
As I clicked 'buy tickets' - an evil red screen of doom quashing my dreams to get the most out of the festival appeared. The packages were sold out.
Stunned, I read it over and over and vowed not to miss the day single tickets went on sale. I went through whatever measures I needed to.
The morning of the ticket sales, I woke up to my alarm and immediately hopped on my computer to buy the tickets I wanted.
The system was overloaded, making it akin to choosing electives in college. Sitting there I refreshed the page again, and again, and again...
...and again and again, and again, until I was about to abandon all hope, until finally...
SUCCESS! I ended up getting my top four film picks:
1) Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist
2) Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan
3) Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams
4) Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins
5) Danny Boyle's 127 Hours
6) Wuershan's The Butcher, The Chef & The Swordsman
I also plan on seeing Ben Affleck's "The Town" and saw Anton Corbijn's "The American" last week. Reviews coming for ALL of them.
This is going to be a busy little blog for the next little while!! Come back soon!