At a party tonight for Toronto-based film journalists Canadian director-actress Sarah Polley urged me to wear a “Free Tarek and John” button. I put it right on, and then did my research when I got home. On 8.16 Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson were arrested by the Cairo police for some bullshit reason. Nobody’s had any direct contact but they’re apparently (or at least might be) “okay.” Polley is seriously committed to getting them out of custody. At my suggestion Polley, Toronto Sun film writer Bruce Kirkland (r.) and a nice 20something guy whose name I’ll eventually learn (l.) posed with the buttons.

A “Free Tarek and John” guy whose name escapes, Sarah Polley, Bruce Kirkland.