23 boxes = closer than you might think

My first time picking 30 film festival movies went better than I could have expected. Not only did I get all 30 tickets without missing any, but I got my first choice in every case. Here’s the final list:

  • Waltz with Bashir
  • RocknRolla
  • Me and Orson Welles
  • It Might Get Loud
  • Sauna
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • Religulous
  • Deadgirl
  • Is There Anybody There?
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Not Quite Hollywood
  • New York, I Love You
  • Het Zusje van Katia
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Flash of Genius
  • Er Shi Si Cheng Ji
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Leonera
  • Martyrs
  • Fifty Dead Men Walking
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Tokyo Sonata
  • Acolytes
  • El Cant dels Ocells
  • L’Instinct de Mort (Formerly Mesrine)
  • Domovoy
  • Bajo Suelos Ricos
  • Miracle at St. Anna

I like that list. I like the mix of bigger, more popular releases and small international titles.

I didn’t realize this when I was picking them out, but the Ryerson is easily the most frequent theatre for my viewings. In fact, 11 of my first 12 screenings are there! Fine by me, since the Ryerson and the AMC are the closest theatres to my place. Here’s my breakdown by theatre:

  • Ryerson 19
  • AMC 5
  • Scotiabank 3
  • Varsity 2
  • Isabel Bader 1

Note the absence of the Cumberland (they were all but shut out this year), and the paltry number at the Varsity. In years past I’d have spent most of my time at the Varsity and seen at least one or two at the Cumberland. The inexorable march downtown continues, I guess.

Now I have five days to relax before the games begin. Must buy Gatorade, nutrigrain bars and an ass pillow…

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