Yes, Another Festival Post

Come back with my distribution deal!… though it’s one from a different angle than usual. See, Alliance just released the 2008 TIFF gala presentation “Dean Spanley” on DVD, so I get to write about it in this week’s MSN DVD column, reminding people that sometimes bad things happen to good movies and still making it TIFFable.

And for those of you still interested in this year’s festival, I talked to Gemma Arterton yesterday. (She’s very nice.) And this afternoon at 5:30 pm I’ll be introducing a free screening of “American Beauty” down at the Lightbox, as part of this year’s retrospective of key films launched at TIFF. If you’re curious about the new building, this is an excellent excuse to wander down.