TIFF 07 – Day 1 at the fest

Young People Fucking - Diora BairdToday is officially the first day of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, although I feel like I’ve been preparing for the fest to start for six months now.

With pass in hand though I kicked off the festival this afternoon by heading to the Young People Fucking screening (to prepare for interviews tomorrow). Martin Gero directed the film, and co-wrote the script with Aaron Abrams, who also plays Matt. Together they’ve crafted a funny and smart film about all the issues surrounding sex and relationships. From the quasi-threesome to the friends who decide to have some fun together, all the characters are memorable and well played.

I don’t think there was a single cast member that I didn’t enjoy, but I have to admit that personal favorites include Carly Pope as Kris, Callum Blue as Ken, Kristin Booth as Abby, and Josh Dean as Andrew. Although Diora Baird has a cool, and kinda sly role as Jamie.

I’ll have a full review soon, and interviews with some of the cast. I’m also trying to decide if I’m going to the party tonight, so I may have photos from there as well.

My other plans for the day include heading over to the gala red carpet for Fugitive Pieces, which starts in a couple of hours, and then dropping by the kick-off party for a few photos as well.

Stay tuned… way more to come.

Young People Fucking

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.