Tiff 2017

Toronto International Film Festival TIFF

 I had 5 wonderful days with my mom,Eleanor Miller

We Saw 8 films in five days and enjoyed the buzz that Tiff  brings to Toronto.

Our first film was KODACROME  . I chose that film because of the discussion it can evoke between the ___________ from film to digital.   With both of us in the industry it was fitting to watch something dear to our hearts.   The film about a very famous photographer who is dying, desperately needs to get  his last set of Kodacrome slides developed before the last lab developing  shuts down their system.  He also in has to  rebuild his relationship with his estranged son.  Ed Harris ( Max Headroom ) plays the father.  Unfortunately it did not grab our hearts and we both scored it a 3 star.

Saturday Morning early we made our way down to the UofT campus for a free screening and fundraiser for Rob Stewert’s two films Shark Water and _______ .  A wall mural unveiling ceremony in honour of Rob that included the mayor of the city was in the afternoon.  Rob Stewart was from Don Mills and lived on the same street as us,  He died in a dive accident  in Feb. of this year.  His legacy has opened our eyes to the  multi billion-dollar scandal that implicates us all in the hideous massacre of our highest preditor in the food chain, the shark. his organization_______________

Sat. pm Beast… We gave it 4 stars.

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Sun.  Alanis 4 stars 
A young Buenos Aires mother and sex worker suffers the hypocrisy of the laws that are supposed to protect her, in this compelling, profoundly political drama about the dismal choices foisted upon vulnerable women.

Sun. Chappaquiddick a 3 star
Kopechne was trapped in a car that Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, following a night of festivities.

Mon.  Eric Clapton Life in 12 bars 5 stars
Documentary · A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison

Tues.  A worthy Companion 3 stars***
. A 30-year-old woman (Evan Rachel Wood) embarks on an intimate yet ultimately manipulative ..

Tues. Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool. 4stars
The sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated Bening seems born to play the role, and when she visited the Deadline studio with McGuigan and co-star Jamie Bell, who plays her much younger British lover Peter Turner, this is  about Peter Turner  relationship with Gloria Grahame.”

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