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News from the North

Once again I have made the journey north to Toronto. Hard to believe this is my fourth year here. Matthew just celebrated(?) his tenth anniversary at Enzian. I had my fifth in June. How does time fuck with your mind like that? I know, I know. Mathematicians have been wondering for millenia…

Anyway, after nearly missing our flight after checking in early at 6:30 AM, we boarded the plane. The woman who checked us in randomly put us on the next flight and the attendant at the gate had to run around like a mad woman to get us on the plane. Thank god she had some sense. I would have raged if I woke up at 5 and had to wait until 2 to get on a flight.

Once here we checked into our place. A new one for us this year, it is a cute little one bedroom apartment much closer to the theaters and the shopping district. Way more space for Matthew and I to spread out so we’re not climbing all over each other and getting on each others’ nerves. We dropped our stuff and went to Sutton Place to check in. We ate our traditional Biscotti lunch and read the schedule. Matthew went to see a South Korean horror while I checked out CONFETTI. Charming and silly, this film is what would happen if Christopher Guest was British and made a film about weddings.

Afterward, we met up with our booker Don for VOLVER the newest from Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz. As with all of his films it was quirky and funny and more insightful to the relationships of women than a man should be allowed. Then we went to Yorkville for dinner and chatted about all things film related. I love this business, and no offense to Don and Matthew but I found my attention drifting away to the Steelers/Dolphins game more often than not. (Go Steelers!)
But maybe I was just sleepy…
— Shannon

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