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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sean Kelly

TIFF08: So many films, so little time

I was looking through the, now released, film schedule for the Film Festival and I am trying to figure out which films I will be going to see.

The problem with this is that I have to work around both my schedules as a student at York University and as volunteer during the festival.

This year it looks like I may have to settle for a lot of morning or early afternoon screenings.

There is always the ongoing issue of ticket availability. People who buy ticket packages always get first dibs, so by the time single tickets go on sale, a lot of the popular films have already sold out.

As such, I always choose more films that I will ever expect to see, so I'd be able to quickly choose back-ups in case my first choice is sold out (and the rush line is never an option for me -- if I'm going to line up for hours, I would like it to be for a film I'm guaranteed to see).

Well single tickets go on sale a week from today (though I probably won't have time to buy any until the next day), so I have plenty of time to build up my film list.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).