Let the Fest Begin: Toronto Film Fest Kicks Off Today

September 6, 2007


The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today for a full 9 days, lasting until September 15th. will be attending and providing as much coverage and reviews as you'd ever want. It's different kind of film fest - TIFF is no Sundance, it's a whole different animal and I can't wait to experience my first TIFF! I've got a full schedule of screenings, including Jason Reitman's Juno, the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, Sean Penn's Into the Wild, Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park and much more. And don't fear: we'll be bringing you your daily dose of non-fest movie news, trailers, and more as regularly scheduled.

I've got one last day here at home before I pack up and head up to Toronto for over a week of great festival films and more. If you're curious, I'm rooming with my very good friend Peter from SlashFilm as well as Jen and Alex from Rotten Tomatoes (for some of the time). I don't have the exact same screening schedules as them, but I'm sure you'll be hearing similar reports and news as the four of us take on the Toronto Film Fest in style!

The only interview we can tell you about in advance at this moment is with Andrew Dominik, the writer and director of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. We've got some more great interviews and features in the works - so stay tuned.

If you're interested in any specific film and are looking forward to a review, my own thoughts, or "anything" on a film - write a comment below and let us know. Our fest coverage is all about getting you some reviews and opinions you want and delivering an experience as close to actually being there as possible. So check out the full list of films and let us know what you want to hear about!


And thanks to Rotten Tomatoes for the photo above.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


It only opens TODAY? I've been reading so much about it (ok, skimming, really) on so many websites that I thought it was actually coming to a close today... Go figure. Vic on Sep 6, 2007


Wait, I thought you said you didnt have a pass to the TFF?!

Mark Leeming on Sep 6, 2007


Mark - doesn't mean I'm not going and not covering as many films as I've already got planned. I may not have a press pass but that's not stopping me.

Alex Billington on Sep 6, 2007


I'm seeing Michael Clayton on Friday and No Country For Old Men on Saturday.

Ethan on Sep 6, 2007


Aha, I see. Make sure you go and see Juno, which brings back togethe two Arrested Development stars, Jason Bateman and michael Cera! It cant be bad.

Mark Leeming on Sep 7, 2007

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