For years I’ve been going up to the TIFF volunteers working the VIP rooms (i.e., small 20-seat theatres) at the Varsity plex and asking what’s showing and may I slip in?, etc. But this year they’ve gone all CIA on me, claiming they don’t know what’s showing and suggesting that I speak to the publicist attached to whatever film is showing…except they won’t tell me what’s slated for later in the day. I’m wondering if this new restrictiveness has anything to do witjh a new TIFF program of buyers-only screenings, which the Hollywood Reporter‘s Gregg Goldstein explained yesterday.