Fest rings ‘Wedding’

Toronto kicks off with Sweeney pic with thesps in tow

TORONTO — Glitterati and big-screen bigwigs descended on Toronto Thursday to kick off the 26th Toronto Intl. Film Festival, starting with cocktails at the Rosewater Supper Club, followed by the world premiere of West Coast director Bruce Sweeney’s “Last Wedding” and a shindig at the Liberty Grand.

Sweeney was delighted with the aud’s engagement with pic. “They laughed in all the right places,” he said, “and when they squirmed that was in the right spots too.”

This being his third film in the festival (“Live Bait” won best Canuck film prize in 1995 and “Dirty” was on the slate in 1998), Sweeney looked comfortable in the opening spotlight which, he said, offers “a gigantic, elevated showcase for your work.”

In attendance were pic’s thesps Molly Parker, Benjamin Ratner, Marya Delver, Frida Betrani, Babz Chula and Tom Scholte. Spotted in the crowd were Rhombus’ Niv Fischman, director Atom Egoyan, thesp Arsinee Khanjian, Lou Gossett Jr. and Eric Idle.

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