Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Getting Into a Real TIFF

QUEENS, N.Y.—By the time you all read this, I will be at John F. Kennedy International Airport, awaiting to board an American Airlines flight to Toronto's Pearson International Airport for the Toronto International Film Festival!

As many of you may already know, I attended this festival last year and had a grand time visiting the city for the first time and taking in a lot of films (like Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea, which was probably my favorite film of the festival last year and will be one of my favorite new releases of this year for sure). Early on this year, I committed to going again this year—and once again, I am indeed doing so without the benefit of press accreditation to maybe offset some of the cost. Maybe I didn't look/try hard enough...? Nevertheless, for me the hope is that, with this and the upcoming New York Film Festival (for which I thankfully am accredited), I'll have a lot of the upcoming major new film releases under my belt before the year is out—so, you know, I can at least try to seem like I'm playing amongst the big film-critic boys and all.

I will try my best to cover my festival experience here at My Life, at 24 Frames Per Second, though it might be tough finding time to write as a result of averaging four movies a day for most of the days of the festival. Twitter might be the best place to look, for those of you who are curious as to how TIFF is going for me. Still, I encourage you all to, as people in my generation say, "watch this space" and everything.

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