TIFF08: Box Office Blues

My film festival experiences don’t ususally get off to a good start and this year was no different.

By the time I arrived at the box office, most of the films on my list were off sale, including my top pick for the festival, The Brothers Bloom.

I managed to pick up tickets for three films today, the highest profile of which was a morning screening Flash of Genious, with Greg Kinnear. That screening will be on Tuesday. On the same day, I will be seeing a documentary about a young singing contest in Europe entitled Sounds Likes Teen Spirit: A Popumentary. Those two screenings are sandwiched between my volunteer shift, so Tuesday will be a busy day.

Another film I managed to get a ticket for was Real Time a Canadian-made comic thriller starting Jay Baruchel and Randy Quaid. Should be interesting.

Hopefully things will even out as the week goes on, but in the meantime I have to go through the films and come up with a new list.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).