IF Little Women has a screening at NYFF when it's announced on Tuesday, it will be listed as a World Premiere. If it's not announced as a world premiere, then that's a clue that TIFF will screen it there and thus, it will be a world premiere at TIFF. Subsequently, if LW is not on the NYFF slate, it's either going to have a world premiere at TIFF, or it won't be at TIFF either. I'm thinking if it's not going to be at NYFF, it's not going to be at TIFF, and it'll go to AFI in November.
NYFF is opening with The Irishman, a Netflix film, and it'll have that Marriage film too. So there's a chance that The King could have a North American premiere at NYFF if it's announced tomorrow at NYFF. LW and The King are two big films that should have been announced by TIFF thus far if either were going to be there. It's August 6th now and Toronto has not announced a Timmy film. Could NYFF get one of them? Stay tuned.
This just allows me to enjoy my trip to New York and NYFF stress free. I'm a film festival goer, been doing this for 13 years before I first heard that Timmy lived on this planet, so it's all good. Now for those fans who have been planning to attend TIFF for Timmy in LW or The King, things look dicey right now. The King may still be announced, but, I don't know. I am disappointed that The Joker won't be at NYFF, but that's too close to NYFF. I'll see it here in LA, eventually. It's just that seeing that film with a festival crowd would be priceless.
I'm kind of disappointed that neither LW or The King are going to be at NYFF. I was hoping at least 1 of them would be. I don't have Neflix so I was hoping to get to see The King in the theater. But it's going to be a limited release and I'm not sure if it'll be showing at a theater near me.
It was a long shot that The King would be at NYFF, and I doubt it'll be at TIFF. It's a grand scale film that really, Venice is the ideal film festival for it. But yes, no LW at NYFF confirms that LW won't be at TIFF. Greta's birthday was just yesterday, and her husband/partner, Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story film with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will be the Centerpiece at NYFF, so I thought that was a signal hint that LW would be at NYFF as well. But nope, NYFF went heavy with the foreign language narrative this year.
If you can't catch The King during its limited release, perhaps you can consider subscribing to Netflix, at least for a trial period so you can watch the film.
There are some small theaters that show indie type movies not too far from me. So I'm thinking The King might be showing at 1 of those. But if not, that's what I was thinking doing, in regard to Netflix I mean.
I know people are bummed out that as of this moment, it appears that festivals in NY and Toronto will not have films featuring Timmy. Because he's such a huge festival draw, if any of his projects were in serious contention to be at either of these festivals, it would have been announced by now.
However, there is Telluride Film Festival that we haven't discussed yet. This festival is in Telluride, Colorado, it's exclusive, remote, and expensive. But not impossible to attend, IF you buy the passes early, and as the popularity of this festival can attest, all the passes are sold out now! There's a very, very small chance that one of these films can have a screening there, just so that it can make a low key appearance at a very high profile American film festival. However, the caveat about Telluride (Aug 30-Sept 2) is that they don't announce the film slate until the day before the festival begins. The cool thing about Telluride is that it's so small, you can bump into celebrities by just turning around; it's that low key and exclusive. They don't even have a red carpet. Celebrities wear street clothes and hang out drinking fancy coffee, and showing a film to UBER film fans and industry folks who fly into CO to attend. One day I would like to attend this festival, and I will. To see Timmy there would be mind blowing because he would be in such a comfortable laid back environment without all the screaming fans, that you could actually talk to him for a full minute. LOL!
Then there is AFI Festival (November 14-21). I attended for the first time last year as I'm a member of AFI. It's a lot of fun. I had front row for Bird Box last year, Sandra Bullock was right in front of me in the TCL Chinese Theater. Best part, tickets are free, but it's first come first served in getting them. Down side, can't do both - see movie and watch red carpet, you can do just one, and for me, I'd rather see the movie because, like I just wrote, I saw the color toe nail polish that Sandra wore last year. LOL! So, I think Little Women will be at AFI in November, and I plan to be there to see it.
The BFI London Film Festival (Oct 2-13). I attended this on the last day of the event way back in 2009-ish. So if you're in London, or plan to be during the time of the festival, maybe, just maybe The King could be there. It's a Netflix film that will premiere a full month earlier in Venice, and with The Irishman opening BFI, they may be more receptive to another high profile Netflix film, especially one that was filmed in England. So, keep an eye out for announcements from London as they will roll out their slate over the next week or two.
So unless you can attend the Venice film festival for the red carpet of The King, I think that's the only chance you'll be able to see Timmy on the red carpet for that film, and AFI in November for Little Women. But if you have your passes for TIFF and NYFF, enjoy these awesome festivals and understand that not all films HAVE to make a film festival appearance in order to be considered good or in contention for an Oscar. A lot of films fall off the radar at film festivals if they don't measure up. Film festivals are designed to showcase all films, especially those that need the marketing assistance and PR push that are generated from festivals. But it's also a great place to see your favorite star if their film is selected or submitted to participate.
I'm thisclose to buying a ticket for the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala for the lowest ticket at $500, up from $350 a year ago! If you have ever wanted to sit amongst celebrities, see people go up on stage to accept their award, see a red carpet while dressed in your prettiest gown, eat fancy food, and drink until you say, 'OMG, no more Chablis please', then you must attend the PSIF Film Awards Gala one day. I have been twice in Jan 2016 and Jan 2018, you feel like a genuine 1%, I shit you not!
They still have Timmy's beautiful boy face up on their Awards Recipient marquee for 2019!
They give out an Ensemble Performance Award.
You never know... the cast of Dune could totally be honored with this award, and most of the cast attends.
Anyhoo, so, monitor the activities of the PSIFF on its twitter account to learn more about this glorious film festival. And yes, I'll be attending the film festival again this year, I'm a member. But I'm not going to the gala in January, but, ahem, I may go in Jan 2021.
Wow, TIFF's film slate kicks serious ass, serious ass!!!
For those going, please consider getting tickets to this documentary on the nasty little bastard who founded the Bikram Hot Yoga movement. I did that stuff for 3 years, and I met him. His downfall is equivalent to when trump falls after he's booted out of office.