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Walking walking and did I mention walking?

Posted in Toronto with tags , , , , , , , on June 16, 2008 by Tom McIntire

Doing Time on U of T College Radio

I’m doing a radio interview tomorrow morning with Andy on CUIT radio’s Take Five program. You can listen live at 9:05 am Eastern (6:05 am Pacific – get your lazy butts out of bed cast and crew!). I’m sharing the stage with Sylke and Bill, whose film Brick by Brick will show Tuesday night.

In other news:

We had our first breakfast today – Roberta put on a nice spread with fruit, coffee, yogurt, cereal and french toast. MMM – french toast. Ooo la la!

Didn’t make the best first impression with our festival director – showed up a half hour late for orientation because I was talking to the Lithuanian family that is staying here and lost track of the time. Those of you who know me know that is out of character – but we got talking about politics.

Got lost when Kurt and I headed back to get lunch. Don’t turn on Spadina. Nice street but very misleading. It’s a little warm for us Seattlites and I didn’t bring a hat but I did remember the sunscreen. We did a wonderful walking tour of Toronto with other filmmakers and actors who will be performing in the screenplay readings. The tour was led by the amazing historian and performer Bruce Bell. We learned alot about Toronto history and the theatre district, and got a special tour of the beautifully restored Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres.

Canadian money is beautiful. I hate to spend it.

Rode the subways – nice, clean, fast.


Arrived in style

Posted in Toronto with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2008 by Tom McIntire

After lines lines and more lines – we literally spent more time getting to the airport and going through security and customs in US and Canada than we did on the plane – Audra and Patsy from ReelHeART picked us up at the airport. Audra big smile and she even had a sign with my name on it. Unfortunately I had no idea where the camera was at that point so it will stay burned in my memory. I sat way in the back of the mini-van so it felt like a big red limo. We rode into town with Tariq Nasir. Tariq is the director of Belonging, a documentary about his Palestinian family’s experiences in 1948 and 1967 and beyond.

Annex Garden B&B is nice – clean, private bath, comfy room and wireless. Host Roberta is great and it even has a desk for me to write this.

We’re going to head out and explore up some grub – rain has been off and on but it is much warmer here (23 C – look it up).

Kurt just pointed out to me that two julias is listed in the program as a Director’s Pick!