by Sally Warburton

The exciting part about TIFF( the Toronto International Film Festival), in addition to seeing a variety of films, is waiting to take photos with a group of like-minded people! the world premiere of The Weekend was no different. Movie fans get to meet actors, film directors, and film cast who appear on the Red Carpet for Premiere screenings! For fans, having the chance to see their favourite actors, be it just a fast glimpse, or to snap a couple of photos (for the lucky ones, even a selfie), or even to have a few words with a favourite actor, make the waiting time, sometimes hours of waiting, worthwhile.

Wait

ing for the Red Carpet event at the Ryerson University Theatre on Gerrard Street for  Fans waited patiently by the red carpet for autographs, selfies and the chance to say hello to their favourite actors. On the red carpet, the cast of The Weekend took photos together as a group, a few together and alone. Present too were the film’s co-producers and director, all beautifully dressed for a TIFF Red Carpet film Premiere and celebrations to follow.
Ryerson Theatre holds over 1200 people, and it was filled with movie buffs for the event.
Once all settled into the Ryerson Theatre, the film was introduced by a TIFF member and then The Weekend film rolled. Laughter was heard throughout this romantic comedy.
Post-film, Saturday Night Live (SNL)’s Sasheer Zamata, Dwanda Wise (‘She’s Gotta Have It’) and Y’Lan Noel (‘Insecure”) along with The Weekend‘s Toronto born writer-director Stella Meghie gave a Q & A and talked about their adventures of making the film.
When asked what made this film so enjoyable, Meghie expressed that it was The actors, their personalities, and their ability to create a feeling of what would happen next and how the film would end, including who would end up together or apart?
The Weekend was a fun and light film with a great cast and an exciting storyline with a surprise ending! Comedic and awkward moments felt by the actors in this story were also perceived by the audience during the show. The writing and acting demonstrated good character development and an interesting countryside. The audience enjoyed the TIFF 2018 film The Weekend very much.

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