Audrey contributor Mira Advani Honeycutt gets us a backstage pass into the parties at the Toronto Film Festival. Here, her report.
Toronto, Canada: The film festival is in full swing with over 300 films, international stars and parties. And the red carpet is sizzling with such stellar names as Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly, Freida Pinto, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Dunst, Francis Ford Coppola and the band U2. But it was the arrival of George Clooney and Brad Pitt that made the star-wattage meter go through the roof. While Pitt is here with the Moneyball, Clooney is celebrating two films at the fest, as the director of The Ides of March and starring in Alexander Payne’s The Descendents.
And where there are stars there are parties — staged in downtown lofts and warehouses transformed into stylish pop-lounges and upscale hotels like the Thompson and Ritz Carlton.