September 23

Day#10 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.17th,2022

It was the second last of TIFF and we had 2 screeners to view for day#10

After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a comeback and a tour to resurrect her career.

THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER follows Tanya’s interesting, but challenging life, as she returns back to the top of her game. Brandi and Shooter encourages her to push past her fears to create a new sound and reach a new audience. The writing, experimenting, and refining of this new music mixes with all that came before – using rare archival footage and photographs to bring the audience into Tanya’s history, beginning in a wide trailer in Seminole, Texas. Vintage footage with her former beau – Glen Campbell and her stories recounting her manager/father were some of the highlights of the documentary. THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER is not only a music documentary, but a touching story, a resurrection of a music career, a friendship, a collaboration, how life throws a curve ball and bouncing back.
Next we were off to the second last screener for TIFF 2022.

Set in post-World War II Arizona, The Fabelmans follows Sammy Fabelman from age seven to eighteen, as he discovers his love of film and discovering a shattering family secret. Gabriel LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver plays the central role of Sammy in the Steven Spielberg film.

Mitzi Fabelman shares her son’s love for the arts, as she’s a skilled pianist and is heard telling her husband, a computer engineer, that she wishes he was more encouraging about Sammy’s filmmaking endeavors, which he dismisses as “playful” and “imaginative.” The Fabelmans’ cast also includes Seth Rogen, Judd Hirsch, Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Robin Bartlett and Keeley Karsten. 

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award: was Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans. Congratulations to the film, as it was a personal perspective of Spielberg’s life growing up. Sometimes humorous, awkward, but always compelling in the life of Steven Spielberg. 

Then we attended the red carpet ceremony for the cast of DailiLand at Roy Thompson Hall. There was a gigantic crowd waiting patiently for the cast to show up.

There was a break from the action to recoup and catch a breath before we went to the closing celebration for the cast of When Morning Comes. This was the last event of the evening and it was located away from the TIFF district. We ventured to the eastern part of Toronto towards the Distillery District.

After the celebration for When Morning Comes, we ended day#10 of TIFF.