2006 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3
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September 10th, 2006 – by: ienjoybeingagirl
We had also wanted to see The Last Kiss, but it was rush line only and we were all rushed out by this point! I wanted to sleep so bad! So we took a disco nap at the hotel, watched some of the U.
So VISA is the official card of the Toronto International Film Festival. At the Elgin (which was also called the VISA Screeing Room), if you have a gold or platinum VISA, you were let in before everyone else. Well, it seems like everyone and their mother in Toronto had gold or platinum VISAS! Like hundreds of people, I swear. We managed to snag some seats in the front row though. The director was there and spoke a little bit before the movie...and then he brought some of the stars onstage. James McAvoy (yes, the same James McAvoy from Penelope!), Kerry Washington, and Forrest Whitaker. They were all amazing in the movie and Forrest Whitaker is already getting some Oscar buzz.
Today was all about seeing movies, so I was a little sad that I didn't get to eat my favorite cupcakes, get rambutan in Chinatown, do some shopping, and taste my favorite gelato in Corso Italia...but the whole point of my trip was for the Toronto International Film Festival...and I got to see 3 really great films. I'm going to try to make this an annual trip, so I'm already looking forward to next year!
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