Midnight Madness at TIFF

The Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival “highlights the weird and the wonderful, including thrillers, chillers and rockumentaries from directors who prefer to work in genres not usually seen in a festival context.”

I found the audience at the Midnight Madness screening I attended (JCVD) to be a lot more lively than the daytime audiences. Most of the audience yelled “arghh” when the anti-piracy message appeared onscreen before the film which seems to be catching on at other screenings.

Quite a few directors attended the first night of Midnight Madness and were introduced by programmer Colin Geddes — Toshio Lee (Detroit Metal City), Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) and JT Petty (The Burrowers). I was pretty embarrassed when director JT Petty was introduced because he was sitting beside me and I had no idea who he was at the time. Duoh! You never know who you’re going to bump into at the festival.

Posted in 2008 TIFF at 3:49 PM