Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Michael Fassbender Didn't get Muddied at Glastonbury Music Festival...

Michael Fassbender with Bradley Cooper and other pretty and special people.

Because he was safe, secure, and dried in the celebrity tent section. This is the ONLY way I would participate at a music festival like Glastonbury. At the Daily Mail over the weekend, they kept posting ridiculous photos of silly drunk festival goers jumping in mud puddles like 5-year olds. But today, they post the celebrity photos and Michael was there hanging out with BFF2, Bradley Cooper. Doesn't Michael have the best smile on the planet?

In other news, Indiewire reports on warming up chatter about Michael's Slow West screening at either Telluride or TIFF in August/September. However, due to the bitch slapping 'First!' controversy from last year when Telluride stole a little of TIFF's 'World Premiere' thunder status for several films, namely 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, the co-director of TIFF, Cameron Bailey, announced earlier this year that if a film that is scheduled to screen at TIFF decides to have the official World/North American premiere at Telluride, just days earlier, they will lose out in being screened during the coveted first 3 days of TIFF. I stress official because if it premieres at Telluride "First!" then that's the official World/NA premiere. Said film can still be shown at TIFF, but it'll be relegated to a Monday-Wednesday slot. Every serious regular TIFF goer knows that the first 3 nights, Friday-Sunday (excluding Thursday opening night) are the HOT films, and that ALL the top dogs and decision makers are in town from Thursday to Monday morning. It's my estimate that TIFF loses about 20% of its out of town visitors and that includes select TPTB and many Americans who have to go back to work on Monday (I used to be one of these folks, but now I can stay a week thanks to my host). It's my hopes that if Slow West is festival ready that they save the North American/World premiere for TIFF. The full film schedule for Toronto won't be announced until mid-August, but they announce about 50% of the films by late July.

And speaking of Toronto, Happy Canada Day, I love Canada! So close, so familiar, but different in their own way! xoxo

5 comments:

Simone Cromer said...

This link to The Star clearly explains the new policy of the Telluride vs. TIFF situation.

Snootiegirl said...

Fingers crossed for TIFF and a very happy birthday to me. :)

Stephanie Czekalski said...

Happy birthday Snootiegirl!

Simone, I hope you will see Slow West at TIFF!

Hupsakeek said...

It's all about money I guess? You must have almost a 'degree in film business' to understand all this :-)

Snootiegirl said...

Oh, thanks, Stephanie. But the birthday present would be nearly on my birthday--September 9! The festival is the weekend before. :)