Yesterday I experienced Tiff for the first time. Of course it’s nearing the end of the festival so there were no stars in sight but it was an awesome day nonetheless.
We (the bf, Chicago friends, and myself) watched Argo and End of Watch - as you can see in the picture above. Argo was amazing! My heart raced throughout the entire film and in spite of the serious content it made me laugh a lot, I loved the lines that had to do with Toronto or Canada. The best part about the film is that it’s based on real events – a classified mission that was declassified mere years ago. End of Watch was completely different but just as funny and entertaining, although I did have a tough time enjoying the camera shots in the beginning of the film.
End of Watch will be in theatres soon and I recommend that you check out BOTH films! I also recommend checking out a few films at Tiff next year. Watching a film at the beautiful Elgin theatre, surrounded by movie lovers is an unreal experience. The audience claps, they cheer, and they scream “RRRRrrrrrr” when the movie piracy commercial comes on. It feels like your apart of something, it feels like you’re all there for the same reason. It’s nice to be apart of the film community, even just for a night or two.
Films are a great way to tell stories, although not as much is left up to the imagination, it’s still a great way to SHOW a story, to connect with people, to take them away from their world for a few hours and teach them something new.
Long live good films, good books, good music, and all of the wonderful people who create them.