The first day of the festival was a great start to what I hope will be an epic year at TIFF. Although I missed the screening of Tabu, a film I have been dying to see since I first saw the trailer for it, the interview with Emily Blunt for Looper was incredible.
The first day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival has arrived, and as the stars descend on Toronto–while the films begin to unspool and the events kick into full swing–the red carpet premier for director Rian Johnson’s film Looper brought fans to Roy Thomson Hall to catch a glimpse of the filmmakers and celebrities.
The first day of the TIFF is upon us, and frankly, I’m already tired. For the last week, I’ve already been screening films, interviewing, and trying to keep up with emails planning out what I’ll be doing for the next eleven days.
In any given year I attend a lot of events and festivals, and if you’ve been reading The GATE for very long, you likely know that few events are as big a deal to me as the Toronto International Film Festival, but that doesn’t change the fact that the festival always seems to disappear before I feel like I’ve had time to soak it all in.
Once again, some serious star power is headed to Toronto for the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and today the full list of expected stars and filmmakers has been announced.
Every summer there are two big press conferences held by Cameron Bailey, Steve Gravestock, Piers Handling and the rest of the TIFF team–the second is always reserved for Canada and all things Canadian being featured at the festival. This press conference was, as usual, held at the grand old Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel, and the crowd was large and enthusiastic and a rough count estimated that there were no less than twenty TV cameras there covering the event.
Toronto was buzzing today as Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey met with media to talk about the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 to 16.
There really is not that much time between now and the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (127 days, in fact, as the official site reveals), so I decided to get a jump on things and try something new.