Jonathan from THE NEON here. After a rather hideous day of travel (including an unexpected, long stop in Chicago due to passport issues (my own fault)), I finally made it to Toronto. As of right now, I’m about a 1/2 day behind. It’s 7:30am, and I’m usually in line for tickets. That said, I don’t yet have my credentials (which is why I wanted to arrive yesterday afternoon)…so I have to wait for a different office to open at 9am (I’m first in line – as I’m determined to get back on track as soon as possible).
Having only briefly looked at the catalog on-line, I still don’t have a complete sense of what I want to see (I need both an actual catalog in my hands as well as to hear the buzz about what’s hot to truly know what’s happening). I have a list of about 15 films that I “Must” see…but what will fill the other 15-20 spots has yet to be determined. My list includes THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING about Stephen Hawking, Ozon’s new film NEW GIRLFRIEND, Xavier Dolan’s film MOMMY, the new film from the Dardenne Brothers – TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, and the adaptation of the play MISS JULIE. Here are a couple trailers to hold you over:
Tomorrow morning, you’ll be able to check in and read about what I get to see today. One thing is for sure, I have a ticket to the opening night film tonight. A previous guest of The Dayton LGBT Film Festival – Glenn Kiser – invited me to be his guest this evening. I’m excited to finally attend an Opening Night film…as well as to see Glenn again.