Going to Brain on Fire in Toronto! #richardarmitage
I’ve got a ticket to the Saturday showing of Brain on Fire in Toronto and I will be leaving shortly. I’m driving!
This is insane! Pay $27 for a ticket to a movie that I am skeptical about, and drive twelve hours one way? This is probably the most frivolous fangirl thing I’ve ever done.
When I got up on September 4 and saw they had opened the Saturday screening to the general public, I thought, hmmm, I could do that. I picked Saturday rather than Friday because I figured that the odds that Richard Armitage would be a surprise guest in Toronto at the public premiere fell out near zero (this was a small role; his play in New York opens next week; I am sure they are rehearsing at the limit of what their Equity contracts will allow; unnecessary travel tends to upset one’s equilibrium), and I didn’t feel like battling Toronto’s Friday rush hour.
Why am I doing it? Because I could have gone to Leeds if I’d made a superhuman effort, and I didn’t, because I was feeling sorta ambivalent about Armitage at the time, and I regret not doing it. Because my employment situation means I can afford to waste the time. Because there’s someone I can meet there. Additional attractions: I’ll get to drive across the Mackinac Bridge for the first time, and also through the Hiawatha National Forest.
So. No liveblogging of anything here on Friday. I’ve left you some suggestions for looking for information. I will be largely incommunicado this weekend (driving all day Friday, film on Saturday, driving all day Sunday).
There’s a showing of the film Friday morning at 10 a.m., U.S. Eastern time (the twitter links below may be helpful there). News conference around the premiere will be streamed on Youtube, on the TIFF live channel, here, at noon, U.S. eastern time. The premiere will take place that evening at 6 p.m. The Saturday showing is at 1:30 p.m.
I have seen five or six notices of fans who planned to attend the Friday performance, and you should look for their reviews on Twitter, tumblr and on the blogs.
Here are some links to Twitter live searches that might be useful if you want to follow what is happening. About a month ago Twitter introduced a new feature, a “quality filter” that affects which tweets you see. I’ve found that I now see substantially more of Twitter when I’m logged out. So you may want to compare what you see at these links while logged in or logged out. If you’re not a Twitter user, of course, they all still work.
- Brain on Fire live Twitter search.
- Brain on Fire facebook page.
- Chloe Grace Moretz live Twitter search.
- Charlize Theron live Twitter search.
- Twitter accounts for Susannah Cahalan, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Charlize Theron.
- Instagram for Chloe Grace Moretz.
- As always, the Richard Armitage live Twitter search. I don’t think he’ll be there, but Armitage fans may post relevant stuff in that tag.
- Pictures can be searched at Getty Images, Rex, AP, and other sites, of course.