The TIFF volunteers are their usual alert, gracious and ever-helpful selves. It’s good to be here. It’s nice to arrive someplace new and just slip right in without breaking stride.

This is the year that the Bell Lightbox opens, and when is it actually opening? Not Thursday, 9.9 (or opening night), not Friday, 9.10 and not Saturday, 9.11, but Sunday, 9.12 — three and a half days into a ten-day festival. On a scale of 1 to10, how pretentious is that?