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A Little Perspective On The Toronto International Film Festival

logo_filmFest.gifThis year marks my return to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a journalist, after five years absence. As I have remarked on many an occasion, the TIFF is my favorite North American film event and it is right up there with the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Berlinale as one of the premiere film-related experiences in the world. While I am having fun with friends, seeing some excellent films and, I hope, doing some good work, when I come home at night it all seems like just so much bullshit. The devastation on the Gulf Coast makes all this art and commerce, vodka and tonics, seem so insignificant.

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