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iPOP at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vol. 2

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 16, 2004 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vol. 2
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iPOP at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vol. 2

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

"Let's Go Sexin'!!!" is the rallying call "A Dirty Shame" star Johnny Knoxville says repeatedly in the film, directed by John Waters. No doubt, Knoxville's fans wouldn't mind hearing that for real. The hottest "Jackass" looked ever so good (and over the top) at a dinner with Waters in support of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival. The party scene was... well quite a scene here this week. This edition of iPOP will include a few of the events including a soiree for "The Woodsman," "Be Here to Love Me," and dinners hosted by Sony Classics and Wellspring. Tomorrow's iPOP will include other events (after we recover).




iPOP didn't get a formal invitation to attend the "A Dirty Shame" dinner, but what the hell, we got a pic anyway. Actually, indieWIRE editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez attended the dinner, but when yours truly stopped by the snazzy bistro, Pangea, to grab the camera, Waters just happened to walk over to Knoxville setting up a perfect iPOP shot. So, the picture was snapped, then did a quick hello and good bye kiss-kiss with a few friends who were in-between courses, then ducked out to go to the "Woodsman" party down the road. Knoxville and Waters later checked out one of Toronto's infamous strip clubs (and Canada allows full frontal). Some here said we should've taken that iPOP photo too (not a bad idea).


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Newmarket hosted a reception at Prego in Toronto for "The Woodsman" over the weekend. Attendees nibbled on dee-lish shrimp and other morsels, and milled about with cocktails. Some people whispered that they were curious how organizers would hold a party for the film in light of its subject matter (Bacon plays an ex-pedophile) but clearly everyone had a nice time because the party remained crowded until the end. Here star Kevin Bacon enters the soiree with the film's director, Nicole Kassell.


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Trigger Street held a lunch Sunday afternoon in Toronto at a patio restaurant. Spacey, a partner in the company, posed with Mark Kassen (right) and brother Adam Kassen as well as Dana Brunetti. Mimosas were also the order of the day at the event, and people dined on lamb chops and veggies.


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"Small Mall" director Robert Douglas attended the Trigger Street event Sunday. The Icelandic director's film is screening in Toronto's Real to Reel section.


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Jean Doumanian Prod. cuties Kim Jose and Etan Frankel hung out at the Trigger Street lunch.


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Famed photographer Bruce Weber came to Toronto with his film "A Letter to True," which is playing in the Visions section of the festival. Weber was very bundled up despite the warm afternoon, doing press on the roof of the Windsor Arms Hotel. iPOP was a bit intimidated considering Weber's illustrious photographic career, but he was very nice and chatty, so if he thought we were low-brow, he never indicated as such.


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Sony Classics held a dinner over the weekend for their Toronto slate. Pictured here are directors John Duigan ("Head in the Clouds"), Istvan Szabo ("Being Julia"), Michael Radford ("The Merchant of Venice"), and Zhang Yimou ("House of Flying Daggers").


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Producer Ted Hope and Toronto International Film Festival co-director Noah Cowan at the "Dirty Shame" dinner.


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Magnolia Pictures chief Eamonn Bowles headed up to the "Be Here to Love Me" party at the Four Seasons Monday night. Bowles, pictured here with actress Nicole De Boer ("Dead Zone") and South by Southwest (SXSW) artistic director Louis Black, caught the end of the soiree after attending the Kodak/indieWIRE party earlier in the eve (stay tuned, pics from that event are coming up in a future edition of iPOP).


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Wellspring hosted a dinner at an Italian eatery in Toronto for "Tarnation," which has, not surprisingly, been well received here. Director Jonathan Caouette (second from left) hung outside having some ciggys for a bit, and iPOP joined in. Caouette is standing with producer John Cameron Mitchell (left), and cast member Mike Cox with manager Bobbi Thompson.


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Here's a rarity... Two hot looking actors! That sort of thing never goes in iPOP. The two were pictured here at the City TV Festival Schmooze earlier in the week. Shaun Evans (left) and Tom Sturridge were readying for a live TV interview, here hanging out in the holding area for the celebs. The pair's film, "Being Julia" by Istvan Szabo opened the Toronto International Film Festival. In the film, Annette Bening has an affair with Evans! You GO Annette!!


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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt hanging out at the IFC Pizza and Beer press bash on the rooftop of the Intercontinental Hotel Tuesday evening enjoying the view. Levitt is in town in support of his role in "Mysterious Skin" by Gregg Araki. Word from those who have seen the film is that it's very good, but also a challenge to watch.


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