Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow at last night’s “In Conversation With…” event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre — 9.9.08, 8:05 pm. She and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal had read yesterday’s review and were saying thanks so much, etc.
They were understandably relieved and comforted that someone had counter-balanced the curious opinions of Variety‘s Derek Elley.
University Ave. line heading north — 9.10.08, 12:10 am.

Before last night’s 9 pm screening of Steven Soderbergh’s Che, Part one…which used to be called The Argentine before it gradually began to be un-called that. ( r.) Che producer Laura Bickford, unidentified, Benicio del Toro, Soderbrgh at the lecturn. I really despise the abysmal quality of iPhone photos. Did I mention I got my stolen iPhone back, that the thieves apparently dropped it in haste and it was found lying between two desks?
Bigelow ditto.
Just after last night’s Che screening, under main Elgin marquee — 9.9.08, 11:25 pm.

What kind of downtown culture requires the posting of such a sign in the bathroom of a Middle Eastern restaurant just north of the Elgin, about three or four blocks, on Yonge Street? What kind of animal clientele comes to this establishment? I’ll tell you what kind of animals come here. The same kind of animals who stole my Canon digital camera the other day. This town has a putrid underbelly that can’t be swept under the carpet.
Elgin marquee