FESTIVAL GONE WILD!
What happens when it all hits the fan?
1978 The Ontario Film Review Board threatened to ban the TIFF premiere of the racy-by-1978standards Robert Lantos-produced In Praise of Older Women. The film’s controversial subject matter and near-riot on opening night launched Lantos’ career.
2005 During a press conference for David Cronenberg’s A
History of Violence, a masterfully gauche Ed Harris slammed his fist down on the table and threw his water glass at a wall before asking the moderator “What is that—what is violence?” 2007 As Brangelina left a Yorkville film venue post-screening, a rabid pack of celeb-starved city dwellers swarmed their SUV. One woman dramatically held her baby up to their tinted window—a sacrificial offering, no doubt. n