I’ve been wrapped up in two big projects this week: 1. Writing several music articles for The Austin Chronicle and 2. Getting ready for my annual trip to the Toronto International Film Festival. I fly out tomorrow morning.
It’s always fun to end summer with a quick jaunt from TX to TO. Toronto is my favorite fest to explore. The town is great, the industry is out in full force, the films are amazing, and the vibe is very relaxed. How could you not love it?
Besides planning my schedule of meetings, parties, and other events I’ve been juggling so many titles to choose from. There are hundreds of films and like any festival, it’s impossible to see them all. But, the difference with Toronto is, your options include some of the best films from not only this year but next year (in terms of theatrical release). So, it’s tough. But, it’s made a little bit easier thanks to the good folks at the Film Festival Group and their “Press & Industry Screenings.”
After studying the lineup and schedule, I’ve compiled my list and checked it twice. I’ve got back-up after back-up and plotted theater-to-theater strategies. Sounds complicated, I know, but if you’re gonna see films and see people and experience the festival, you have to do it.
Check out the P&I Screenings Schedule, and you’ll see what I mean.