Monday, September 19, 2016

Michael Monday 15

I will be extremely busy managing some important personal things so I will not be around this week. I hope to give you very good news by next weekend.

Have a great week and Happy Michael Monday!

"I never thought of myself as good looking. I think of myself as, you know, all right." - Michael Fassbender | UK Elle | 2013

Friday, September 16, 2016

TGIF 9.16.16

You have to be an ugly person to hate this handsome face!

Michael Fassbender cries a lot... a LOT in his movies; red face, quivering lips, and snot for bonus believability. So do you ever wonder how he does it so well? Michael shared his secret to movie crying last week at the TIFF Soiree that I had the pleasure of attending.

He toggles between two methods to get to an emotional place where he needs to cry for a scene.He either tries to remember something sad or traumatic and re-live it or just relaxes physically and mentally and focuses. “You exercise that muscle over many years and go into that state, and it becomes a trigger. So sometimes I just need to say a sentence to myself that would trigger it. I pray to relatives that are dead and I ask them to look out for me if I’m going into a scene like that. You hope that you’ll get to that place truthfully because it’s horrible to pretend cry.” - Fashion Magazine

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Final day of the Fundraiser | Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed is going to make this much money on opening day!
Thank you to the people who have donated to my fundraiser to help me raise funds for my move to California in less than a month! I received two donations yesterday totaling $140, so it just warms my heart knowing that I have some great friends in the FF community who want to help me in this big life change. Today is the last day of my actively begging for money, however, the donation Paypal link will remain active through the end of this month for last minute donors who have a few spare bucks to donate.

Now that I have seen The Light Between Oceans and Trespass Against Us, I'm now greedy to see Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, coming out on December 21. When I was talking to a Fassbender fan in line at TIFF this past weekend, she didn't have high hopes for the movie. Because it seems like every film adaptation of a video game falters at the box office, she thinks the same will happen with Assassin's Creed. Although I think Rogue One: Star Wars will be major, major competition for people's attention at theaters in late December, I truly believe that the number one video game in the world, for multiple years, has a built in audience that will go see it. And with a two-time Oscar nominated actor playing the lead, and the video game maker, Ubisoft, helping to produce it, I know it's going to be a great film.

Check out the latest stills from Assassin's Creed at Playlist!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Michael Monday 14

The past seven days has been high alert levels for Michael Fassbender reporting. With two new films released in the theater and at TIFF, and attending the TIFF Soiree for Michael this past Wednesday, has left my head swirling with Fassy news. Please read my review below of Michael's Trespass Against Us, a great film where yet again, Michael shines in another unique role. Michael had a successful visit to Toronto and I'm glad I was there to enjoy it and see it first hand. I will skip TIFF in 2017, I need a break from the festival, which makes dramatic changes every year much to my dismay, but I still love and support TIFF.

FF Review: Trespass Against Us (3.5/5)

Fassbender and Gleeson 'Trespass Against Us' (2016)

Michael Fassbender is one of a handful of actors who can go between blockbusters and small indies seamlessly. In Adam Smith's Trespass Against Us, the film revolves around an British gypsy/traveler family clan of ruthless outlaw criminals. As Chad Cutler, Michael Fassbender is the son of the family leader, Colby Cutler, brilliantly played by Brendan Gleeson. Chad was raised by a man who refused to allow Chad to be formally educated, and thus, Chad is completely illiterate, he cannot read or write, but, Chad is smart in spirit and he knows well enough that he does not want his children to grow up illiterate like him. To survive, the Cutler clan rob businesses and do a variety of illegal things to earn money. Even as a grown married man in his late 20s or early 30s, Chad's relationship with his father has Chad behaving like a controlled and oppressed teenager, unable to not do wicked deeds his father demands him to do on his behalf. Under the dark threat of having Chad's 7-year old son follow Chad's same dismal path, Chad makes plans for his family to move from the Cutler trailer camp, in hopes of living within the established surrounding community of law abiding citizens. However, once his father finds out about his future plans, Colby destroys Chad's one chance at having a normal life.

In one scene between Colby and his grandson, Colby tells the child that the 'other people' trespass against them with their brainwashing education system, and rigid society rules. In the Cutler community, they live life in the normal and natural way, all the other people and rules are wrong and bad for them, especially schools and church. In the latest criminal heist that Chad reluctantly handles, a lot of things go wrong and the police are out to get him by any means necessary. As Chad discovers that his opportunity for a normal and honorable life is now impossible, and that his children are gravely affected by the criminal actions and repercussions of the Cutler compound, Chad does one final act that gives him a way out from the deadly grip of Colby. The ending is very bittersweet in where Chad makes the ultimate sacrifice to assure his son that he loves him, and in getting away from Colby forever.

Trespass Against Us was briefly discussed by Michael Fassbender at the TIFF Soiree where he described that there is a community of people like the Cutler clan that live on the edges of society, and they have stories that need to be told. There is active prejudice against them because of their non-traditional and unruly outlooks on life. Adam Smith's directorial debut started off very good as I enjoyed watching Trespass, and there was great tension filled moments, and white knuckling high speed car chases, and running on foot from law enforcement scenes. Now this is not a criticism of the film per se, but I think Smith used Michael Fassbender's good looks to help sell the film. The viewer can be distracted by Michael being such a handsome man, the camera loves him in this film, and the director makes the most of every second to admire Michael's face, body, legs, hair, arms, chest, eyes, fingers, mouth... etc. Imagine using a beauty queen to sell the strongest plastic garbage bags that money can buy. A bit ridiculous, right? It was hard believing that such a beautiful man can be so uneducated and dress so poorly, living among very plain people. There was one scene where Chad and some of the community boys were in a car and one had to go into the gas station to buy petrol for a robbery job. Chad told the one guy to go into the store because he was the best looking of the bunch. The audience chuckled because it was silly and nonsensical, but we went with the joke. Even with Michael's face covered with a black knitted face mask, it was still MICHAEL FASSBENDER wearing a ski mask, not covering his laser beam blue eyes and sexy pout.

Go see Trespass Against Us, but be warned of the foul language and some British slang that is hard to understand. It's a good film study about an outlaw gypsy family that most of us did not know existed, and this is a culture whose story needs to be told. Michael was excellent in portraying a man seriously conflicted with his outlaw destiny under his father's heavy hand, and forging a new law-abiding destiny out of the love for his family.

Friday, September 9, 2016

TGIF 9.9.16

Michael knows he looks fine in blue.*

TIFF Part II occurs for me on Saturday (why don't I have a chauffeur or better yet, a private jet?). I'm hoping Michael Fassbender will make an appearance at the second screening of Trespass Against Us which will screen on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. The film's world premiere is Friday night at 10 p.m. at the Princess of Wales, where I'm sure he will attend. Michael made a great impression at the TIFF Soiree so he would be smart to ride that positive PR wave another day or two in Toronto.

Sexy bad cop example
*Since Michael looks gorgeous in blue, to match his beautiful eyeballs, wouldn't it be great if in a future role, Michael plays a dirty cop like Richard Gere in Internal Affairs (1990)? Yeah, that's one character Michael hasn't played yet, a sexy ass bad boy in blue! Hey DMC, make this happen!

My fundraiser ends next week, September 15th, and, let's just say, I'm hopeful that fellow Fassinators in the FF community will help me out in this upcoming grand adventure that's been stressing me out in good and bad ways. I should buy stock in Pepto Bismol.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Michael on Stage at TIFF Soiree 2016

Michael Fassbender was this year's guest of honor at the Toronto Int'l Film Festival Soiree 2016! A day trip to Toronto to see Michael was well worth it. The audience was packed and dressed to the T to see one of Hollywood's most talented, intriguing, and charismatic actors. My seat was fine and it allowed me to use a different camera to get better pictures of Michael. My brother gave me his Canon PowerShot SX30 IS. It's a cool camera, but it's difficult to learn all the key tricks to handling it 24 hours before a big event. Hence, my forgetting to remove the date stamp on the 80+ images that you will find at the FF Google Drive.

I arrived in Toronto around 1:30 pm and as I approached the Bell TIFF Lightbox, there were about 20 red carpet stalker types just sitting on the ground next to the red carpet. It's ridiculous, and one of the TIFF managers loudly complained to another manager that those people were "frustrating" because they had started to line up around 10am, and hence, blocking the traffic flow going into the Bell Lightbox, and the sidewalk traffic. People had to walk in the street to get around them. It was 94 degrees in Toronto and humidity so thick that you could hardly breathe. But, there they stood with nothing else in the world to do but stand there waiting for Michael Fassbender. Can't say I blame them though.

I got dressed up and entered the Bell Lightbox around 5:45pm. I met Fassinator Elizabeth from Michigan there with her husband. They purchased the VIP tickets to meet up with Michael at the after party. It appears that a lot of people purchased those tickets too. We were guided to our seats around 6:25pm, and the projector screen went live with the red carpet arrivals for the soiree. So as soon as I saw Michael on the red carpet, that was my cue to run downstairs and take a few pictures. I couldn't get as close as I wanted, but I was able to see him as he spoke to reporters and have his picture taken in front of the TIFF background screen on the red carpet, and then he was escorted upstairs.

I went back to my seat and I started to talk to the lady who sat beside me. She informed me that she was a TIFF Board Member (Helen B) and she opted to buy only the general admission ticket this year because she had been disappointed in some of the previous guests. She had a slight recollection of Michael, but she wasn't too familiar with him. I gave her the cliff notes of his career and told her that Michael has so much energy, was so intelligent and charismatic, that in the end, she'll be a Fassinator, or her money back!

The conversation with Michael was done with TIFF artistic director, Cameron Bailey, and they have met several times before on Michael's visits to TIFF. It was a very easy going, intriguing conversation where Cameron asked fresh questions and really seemed interested in Michael and enjoying his company.  Michael looked very handsome and relaxed dressed in a blue suit.  They showed clips from about 10 of his films and talked about most of the characters he has played, the directors he has worked with, his personal process as an actor, and his training as an actor. I cannot stress how fortunate I am to have attended this event because this is a once in a lifetime event, unless Michael is the guest of a similar conversation at another film festival - which would be highly likely in the future. I video taped one 7-minute segment of the interview where Michael described in great detail the personality aspects of characters and how he becomes that character by the physical incorporation of the clothes, and material possessions of each character. It was a very fascinating description, enthralling even. However, this new camera I'm using, the video cannot be uploaded onto my computer without the CD that came with it. So I will try to work on it to share with you.

There were about half a dozen questions asked by the audience, and Michael answered them thoroughly; he's talkative and outgoing without a fault and quick on his toes in making a funny snarky remark. The man can literally read a $100 traffic ticket to you without you ever getting bored of him. The conversation lasted just over an hour. Michael left the stage with a hearty applause. As we were getting up, I asked Helen the TIFF Board member what she thought, and she loved him. LOL! She purchased the $350 ticket, like me, but she did it because she didn't want to waste money on someone who was going to be a lame interviewee and cold fish at the after party. I guess it's safe to say she now knows who Michael Fassbender is.

Since I had a 4 1/2 hour drive home with a thunderstorm, I just left quickly. Sure, I wish I could afford to spend $750 to attend the party with him, and I wish I had a job that allowed me to be paid when I schedule a day off. But I just consider myself very lucky to be a guest in the audience with such a wonderful actor and human being on stage talking about his life and career. I had to be there and I'm glad I was.

On Saturday, I will drive to Toronto again to watch Michael's Trespass Against Us - which he talked about briefly and gave us insight into the film that really piqued my curiosity about the film even more. And I will watch a Terrance Malick film two hours later, and that will be the end of my TIFFing this year.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Michael Monday 13

Michael on TLBO photo call in London

Michael Monday falls on Labor Day here in the states. After I wrote the review for The Light Between Oceans below, I really enjoyed the film and I hope you go see it soon. This is going to be an awesome Fassbender week for me. I will be attending the TIFF Soiree this Wednesday evening, and then I'll head back up to Toronto for a day visit on Saturday to see Michael's Trespass Against Us! A review of that will come on Sunday.

My fundraiser is winding down, it ends on September 15! Please donate. Thanks!

FF Film Review: The Light Between Oceans (4.5/5)

Derek's Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans, from the M.L Stedman novel, is a story about a couple in love who do a bad thing out of love. Michael Fassbender stars as Tom Sherbourne, a handsome and quiet man who just ended a four year tour in Europe in WWI. The first time we see Tom, we see a man who is probably suffering from PTSD, so to ease himself back into society, he seeks out a temporary solitary job as a lighthouse keeper. We see the inner turmoil that Tom is experiencing as he sits alone looking out into the ocean from the lighthouse with teary eyes contemplating his life. Tom catches the eye of a young and spirited woman named Isabelle, played by Alicia Vikander, who immediately takes a shine to the shy and quiet Tom. After several months, the solitude on the lighthouse island makes Tom yearn for changes. The only way a female can visit him on the island is if she's the wife of  the lighthouse keeper. Tom and Isabelle exchange letters over the course of weeks and they agree to get married.

Michael and Alicia have great chemistry on screen as Tom and Isabelle, and the emotional depths of the Sherbourne marriage is tested when they suffer two miscarriages within two years. They both have experienced so much death in recent years that they both yearned to start a big family. But the miscarriages take a particular toll upon Isabelle. However, one day, as Isabelle was mourning the latest miscarriage, her and Tom hear the mysterious cries of a baby on a small boat approaching the lighthouse in rough waters.  They found on the boat a baby girl and a dead man's body. Tom and Isabelle immediately tend to the needs of the baby, however Tom feels obligated to report this finding as it is required of him. Isabelle so desperate to fill the gap in her life due to the miscarriages, convinces Tom that it's meant to be for them to keep her. The baby would have died just like the man if they hadn't found her. They can simply pretend that the baby is theirs and their lives would be perfect, and they will be giving the child a good life. Reluctantly, Tom concedes to Isabelle, and he does not file a report. He buries the dead man, and sends the empty boat back into the water. But before doing so, he removes a unique baby's rattle found in the boat.

Tom, Lucy, and Isabelle
Tom logs into the lighthouse journal that Isabelle gave birth to a healthy baby early and that no medical attention was needed. Over the course of weeks, Tom is wrecked with guilt, but he sees how Isabelle has immediately bonded with the child, and he too comes to love the new found hope and the loving warmth that baby Lucy brings to their marriage. Over the course of the following year, the Sherbourne's are a picture perfect beautiful and happy family. On the day of Lucy's Christening on the mainland, Tom observes a woman, Hannah played by Rachel Weisz, kneeling by a tombstone weeping. He's mesmerized by her, and as she leaves the grave site, Tom reads the tombstone and notes the date and year of the death of a father and infant daughter at sea. His world comes crashing down like stormy waves against razor sharp hard rocks. He found Lucy's heartbroken mother who thinks her husband and daughter are dead and lost at sea. The guilt of hiding his daughter's true parentage has re-opened a sore wound in Tom's heart. So guilt ridden and feeling sorry for Hannah, Tom leaves her a note that Lucy is not only alive, but very much loved and well taken cared of, and that Hannah's husband is at peace.

With this startling news that Hannah's daughter, Grace, is still alive, she has renewed hope in finding her, but she doesn't know who sent her that note, and the police don't have much evidence to go on. But Hannah's wealthy father increases the reward in finding Grace. A couple years later, at a local event celebrating the lighthouse, Tom and Isabelle meet up face to face with Lucy's mother, but no one is aware of the tragic circumstances surrounding this beautiful little girl. But Tom knows everything and he cannot tolerate the facade any longer. He informs Isabelle that Hannah is Lucy's real mother and that they must confess to their wrong doing. This information almost destroys Isabelle and she does not want to give up Lucy. But Tom sends the baby rattle to Hannah as a bread crumb to come find Lucy/Grace. The police put up a photo of the baby's rattle, and almost immediately the police are pointed into the direction of the lighthouse. Tom is expecting them and he's relieved that this is nearly over, but he is also sadden that this means that he will forever be separated from Lucy/Grace and that he will go to prison and be separated from Isabelle. He tells Isabelle that the police are coming to take their daughter and that he is going to take the full blame. Even though it was Isabelle that wanted to keep the baby and pleaded with Tom to support her wishes, out of his love for Isabelle, he will take the full blame.

The police arrest Tom, and as they take them all to the mainland, Isabelle is destroyed by the fact that her happy, beautiful family has disintegrated before her very eyes. Alicia really did a great job in conveying the complete heartbreak that a mother experiences when her child is forcefully taken away from her. As Tom is put into jail, under the assumption that he not only stole a child, but killed the father too, he faces the death penalty for his actions. Meanwhile, Isabelle is bed ridden with angst at her parent's home and refuses to read the letters sent to her by Tom. Hannah is desperately trying to help Lucy/Grace transition into her life, but at four years of age, Lucy wants to be with her family at the lighthouse across the ocean. In a chance encounter in public, Hannah sees how much Lucy loves her mother, Isabelle, and she later presents an opportunity to Isabelle that gives Isabelle a glimmer of hope. Hannah's proposition compels Isabelle to finally read the letter that Tom sent to her, and she then realizes that she's been selfish in her mourning and needs to do something to prevent Tom from taking the full responsibility of their actions.

As Tom is about to be taken away, permanently, Isabelle tells Tom how much she loves him and she confesses to the police that it was she that made Tom help her keep the baby, and that the baby's father was dead when they found him. This revelation, while still making both Tom and Isabelle guilty of keeping a child they had no right to, Hannah empathizes with their situation and requests leniency. Tom and Isabelle go to jail for their crime of kidnapping and hiding a dead body. In the end, what the Sherbourne's did was wrong, but their hearts were in the right place, however, at the sake of another woman's shattered heart.

The cinematography of The Light Between Oceans was breathtaking, I felt that some landscape imagery had deliberately long shots just to allow us to gasp in amazement of the lighthouse island, the ocean, and sunset views. Contrary to Alicia's emotionally wrought performance as a young woman who suffered the mental distress of two miscarriages and forceful removal of a child she raised for four years, there was Michael Fassbender as the pillar of strength that suppressed years of personal, emotional, and mental scars from the war, and in trying to provide for a wife who had a strong independent streak. Michael as Tom was a man who internalize his guilt of one day being afraid that his beautiful little world would be discovered as a fraud and he would lose everything. His eyes expressed sorrow and hope, love and despair, loyalty to his wife, as well as an obligation to do the right thing for Hannah and Lucy Grace.

Some editing for the flashback scenes were a bit abrupt, but once you got the sense of what was going on, it provided much needed context to what lead up to Lucy/Grace and her father being in the boat, and Hannah's loving relationship with Lucy/Grace's father, a German whom Hannah's father disapproved of and the reason why he disowned her. Some criticism of the ending of the film expressed that it was rushed, but I don't fully agree with that. Yes, things wrapped up quickly, but the movie had to move forward 15+ years by not focusing on any of the jail time Isabelle and Tom had to do, but move on to see what came of them afterwards.

Michael Fassbender was a beautiful, somber, protective, loving family man.
In the very end, a grown Lucy Grace found Tom, much to his surprise, and introduced him to her infant son. Just when Tom was entering the last stage of his long, sad life, he has a newfound reason to look out into the ocean with hope in his heart. The baby girl he saved and raised so long ago, loves him, and wants to share a piece of her life with him again. And that was the light that Tom so desperately needed now that he was all alone in his retired years.

A Labor Day weekend release really doesn't do justice for this film. It's technically a slow weekend while everyone is outside enjoying the last weekend of the summer. This is a film that should have come out in October/November, or March/April, to find it's niche audience that would better appreciate it.

Immediately after I saw the film, I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars, but after more thinking about it and letting the film sink into my mind, I came to love it even more and was moved by how it moved me, so I'm giving it an A- (4.5/5).

Friday, September 2, 2016

TGIF 9.2.16

Isn't he gorgeous in blue?

Michael had a successful time at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday for the World Premiere of The Light Between Oceans. I think he may have set a record for himself yesterday by having so many articles written about him, his co-star Alicia Vikander, their film, and rabid discussions about their personal lives. Reviews have been mixed to positive, so it should hold its own at the box office. No, it's not going to be a blockbuster, this is a family drama/love story, with fancy accents for a niche audience. Those who read the book and loved it, will go see the movie; those who love Michael Fassbender, will go see it; those whose supply of oxygen and the will to live is dependent upon Michael and Alicia dating, will go see it.

I'm going to see it either on Saturday or Sunday and I'll post the review this weekend. It's Labor Day on Monday, so I have a nice long weekend. My fundraiser is in its final two weeks, so your support is still very much needed and appreciated!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Michael and Alicia at Venice Film Festival

After nearly two years, we see Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander on the red carpet for the World Premiere of The Light Between Oceans. They both look great, and I actually adore Alicia's dress. I'm excited to see this movie this weekend and post my thoughts on it. I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Michael will take a much needed break from acting

As reported in a great and revealing interview with Collider, Michael Fassbender will be taking 6-8 month break from acting. If you may recall, Michael was planning a similar length break just before he took on the Steve Jobs role, so this break is long overdue. If you have been watching Michael's career for the past 3 years, you know that he has been working non-stop all over the world. Oftentimes, while he was working on set for one film, he was still doing post-production work on another. While it's great that he is in such demand, he really needs this break to focus on other behind the camera projects and to concentrate on building up his production company, and enjoy his personal life and time away from the spotlight. So unfortunately, I think it's safe to say that that serial killer film, Entering Hades, will be put on hold for a spell.

Michael's DMC Film company will produce the film, so perhaps when Michael was referring to working on scripts, Hades may be one of those projects.

I would imagine that right now you are getting scripts, you’re looking at what you want to do next. What are you thinking about for the rest of the year and early next year?FASSBENDER: Doing nothing. No, I won’t be doing nothing/ I won’t be doing any acting. Let’s put it that way. I’ll be just working on the script and development of my production company. We’ve got quite a few things that are sort of in the works. So just spending more time with writers, developing stuff for this next 6-8 months, you know, investing a lot of time in that in making sure that those projects are in good place and I’m looking forward to that actually.

Michael hugging Ridley in London, July 2016
And just as we imagined, Michael has a wonderful relationship with Ridley Scott, whom I am sure is a mentor and a father like figure for him in the industry.

I am a fan of Prometheus and I love Ridley Scott when he’s doing sci-fi – so I’m excited about the next Alien movie. What can you tease people about it, and what was it like working with Ridley again on the project?
FASSBENDER: I just love Ridley. You know, he’s become a really good friend, and he’s just a natural, he’s one of a kind.  Anybody that works with him in any department is just totally blown away by him. He’s such a visionary and I think he has such a great, understanding of storytelling.

As Michael prepares for his sabbatical from acting, we still have Assassin's Creed to look forward to in December, and next August, Alien Covenant. Meanwhile, The Light Between Oceans will screen in Competition at the Venice Film Festival on September 1st, and the film opens in theaters in September 2.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Michael Monday 12

Some people were wondering why on Earth Michael Fassbender attended the Amanda Awards in Norway over the weekend. Well, remember that movie, The Snowman, based and filmed in Norway earlier this year, starring Michael as Harry Hole? The film will be released in 2017, and now is a perfect time for Michael to participate in high profile events in Norway to help promote his Norwegian produced film. Michael looked handsome as always, and he was in a very good mood.

I received my Entertainment Weekly issue on Saturday and I was surprised that EW didn't think to have Michael and Alicia on the cover to promote The Light Between the Oceans. Instead, they had Emily Blunt on the cover promoting her The Girl on the Train movie which comes out on October 7th! Smart priorities Entertainment Weekly! You have an otherwise in depth interview with Michael and Alicia, who are all over the place promoting their film that comes out NEXT Friday, but yet they aren't on the cover. Jesus, I need to get into PR when I move to LA soon because I reckon I can do things a little bit better than how things are currently managed in Hollywood. I'm not just talking about Michael, but Hollywood in general, everyone in PR needs to re-take PR 101, even if it's an online course!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

TGIF 8.26.16

Next week is going to be a big week for most of us to see Michael in cinemas in The Light Between Oceans opening on Friday, September 2. But before that, he will be in Venice at the 73rd Venice Film Festival gala on Thursday, Sept. 1st at 7pm! Michael and his co-stars will be in attendance, and it should be very interesting to see how it all goes down. The film is in competition, and as you recall, Michael won Best Actor at this festival back in 2011 for Shame!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Trespass Against Us TIFF Schedule (edited)

The Toronto International Film Festival released its film schedule today, and Michael Fassbender's Trespass Against Us will have three screenings. The first will be on Friday, September 9 at 10PM at the Princess of Wales. A huge theater that has been the venue of great success for Michael since he started attending screenings there in 2011 for Shame. The second screening will be on a much smaller screen at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema on the other side of Toronto, on Saturday at 11:45am. Then the third and final screening will be on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30 pm at Scotiabank theaters.

Short of a miracle, I cannot attend any of these screenings (decision?). But if I were, the Saturday one is most ideal. I'm already going to Toronto on Wednesday, Sept 7th for the Soiree and I will crawl into work the next day, literally.

Here is the TIFF page info page on Trespass Against Us.