it was an awesome experience that allowed me to sit mere rows behind major A-list celebrities like brad pitt, anne hathaway, the coen brothers, john malcovich, zac efron, claire danes and many many more.
you can read my two re-cap post here and here.
there was one movie out of the 8 i saw that weekend that i made my mom attend with me - it was her compromise to me....
in toronto (over a year) ago i witnessed lebron james and company view the world premiere of the basketball documentary more than a game.
here's a bit of what i said about the movie in sept '08:
when the director of the whole toronto international film festival announced the film saying that more than a game was his favorite film of the festival my mom and i were like, huh, maybe this is going to be better than we thought. it WAS.
we were both balling out eyes out by the end because although basketball was at the core of this film, i'll be cliche and say that it was about a lot more than a game of basketball.
it was about a group of friends who grew up and played ball together from 5th grade, it was about a coach who cared, and family - that was at the heart of it all. it just so happened that one of these players became the chosen one, pretty convenient eh? i seriously can't gush enough about this film - GO SEE IT if you get a chance.
for the viewing the documentary director, the whole team and coach dru (minus cotton) got together for the screening. my boy lebron said on stage that he has only cried two times in his life from basketball. this screening being one of them - the big man cried on stage!!! i heart him.
the director, stars/players, coach dru and lebron himself on stage answering questions after the premiere of more than a game at TIFF '08
ultimately i thought so highly of this movie that i not only stole the movie posters on my way out of the theater but have been talking it up to my family and friends forever.
i've been waiting so long for more than a game to be in local theaters and with it finally premiering here this weekend, i feel like i must urge everyone to go check it out.
it's going to be raining in cleveland all weekend anyways - perfect fall movie weather!
have a good weekend kids, i'm off work today...... nice ride.