Three and a half hours later...

Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan
So, this morning I decided to be super prepared and roused myself out of bed at 6:30 so that I could be well caffeinated and ready when the TIFF tickets came on sale at 7:00. Foolish. At 7:01, I logged in with no problems, saw that all my number ones were available and happily clicked away at my good fortune. Then I read "Error".



And so it went until 10:30.

Fortunately, my brother (in Toronto) was doing the same. He had a little more luck and got tickets for Rabbit Hole, Black Swan, and The Housemaid.

After all the kerfuffle, the only major loss to my schedule was Barney's Version. I did, however, get a ticket to the opening screening of Trigger at the Bell Lightbox.

My full lineup (I can only do weekends this year):

A Night for Dying Tigers (Canadian!)
Made in Dagenham (Sally Hawkins!)
Rabbit Hole (Nicole Kidman!)
Black Swan
The Housemaid
Little White Lies (Marion Cotillard!!!!)
Love Crime (French thriller with Kristen Scott Thomas)
Sarah's Key (Holocaust movie with Kristen Scott Thomas)
Last Night
The Whistleblower (let's hope Rachel Weisz shows up to this one...I missioned out to the Agora premiere last year and arrived at the Red Carpet just as soon as the "E Talk Daily" host was like, "Weisz isn't here, but she is in town!")
The Conspirator (directed by Robert Redford, starring Robin Wright. Should be fun - a family/cousins screening!)

Very excited! Part of what I like best about TIFF is how it allows moviegoers to see films that might not never make it to a theatre near you. Like this sumptuous piece here, which I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere last year where Keisha Castle-Hughes signed my copy of Whale Rider!
Stay tuned for reviews, updates on celebrity sightings, and premiere pics!