Sep. 11, 2006

TIFF '06 - Day Five

Sheryl and I got in to see a Press & Industry screening of Macbeth at noon today. It was an interesting interpretation of the material. It was set amongst the underworld of present day Australia, with Aussie accents but full Shakespearean dialog. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, it would be "Sam Peckinpah does Shakespeare." Great performances and a clever plot, but the gore could have been cranked down a bit I think...

This evening at Roy Thomson Hall I was Volunteer Captain for the Gala screenings of Away From Her and Bonneville. As usual I didn't get to see them, although I was able to get all the interested volunteers in to see Bonneville. Pretty good crowds for both and once again we were scrambling to manage the crowds inside the lobby. I caught a bit of the stage party for Away From Her. Sarah Polley, the young Canadian actor who directed it, is a versatile young woman. Sarah and her cast, including Gordon Pinset, Julie Christie, and Olympia Dukakis, were warmly greeted in the theatre. Joan Allen, Kathy Bates and Tom Skerrit showed up for Bonneville.

My son was looking after himself this evening, and he stayed up until I got home just a little while ago. Much too late for him to be up on a school night, we'll see what happens tomorrow...

Listening to: Big Me by Foo Fighters from Foo Fighters.

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