Happy TIFF Eve!

Around noon tomorrow I’m driving up to Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival. I FedExed my order form for 10 films last week, but I won’t really know which films I’ll be seeing until I pick up my tickets at the box office on Thursday. Here is my (tentative) schedule:

  • Thursday, 8:00 PM: Deliver Us From Evil (dir. Amy Berg) (a documentary about a pedophilic Catholic priest, now living in Ireland–filmed with the priest’s full cooperation)
  • Friday, 9:15 AM: Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (dir. Takashi Miike) (one of four films produced in 2006 by the insanely prolific Miike, with over 70 films since 1991)
  • Friday, 9:30 PM: Jade Warrior (dir. Antti-Jussi Annila) (Finnish ironmonger time-travels to medieval China to battle an ancient demon)
  • Saturday, 12:45 PM: Penelope (dir. Mark Palansky) (Adult fairy tale: Christina Ricci is cursed to be born with a pig’s nose. Produced by Reese Witherspoon.)
  • Saturday, 3:45 PM: Fido (dir. Andrew Currie) (Canadian; Pleasantville with zombies)
  • Saturday, 6:30 PM: Half Moon (dir. Bhaman Gaboudi) (Kurdish; hundreds of brightly-garbed women drum and sing in unison)
  • Saturday, 11:59 PM: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (dir. Jonathan Levine) (an intelligent teen horror film?)
  • Sunday, 6:15 PM: The Killer Within (dir. Macky Alston) (documentary: quiet psych prof in his 70’s committed a brutal killing 50 years ago, was committed to a hospital for the criminally insane for five years; how does his family respond to the discovery?)
  • Sunday, 9:00 PM: The Last King of Scotland (dir. Kevin Macdonald) (Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin)
  • Monday, 3:15 PM: Blindsight (dir. Lucy Walker) (documentary: blind Tibetan students climb Everest)

Saturday is the busiest day. Friday and Sunday I have some time for shopping. I’ll report here how I’m doing.


About James G. Milles

Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Posted on September 6, 2006, in Movies, Travel, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “Pleasantville with zombies”?!?!?!

    I hope you get tickets to that one. Can’t wait to start hearing reports….

  2. I thought that one would get your attention šŸ™‚

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