MIFF2011 graced the pages of The Saug for the first time this year, benefitting from the clever and whimsical writing style of Mr. Matt Hunter.
Best of all? It ends with a quote Darth Vader:
I took a taxi to the gala. The cabbie didn’t want to turn on the air. It was hot. Terribly hot. The humidex was 45 yesterday. I asked the cabbie to turn on the air, so he shut the windows and turned it on low. Five minutes into the ride, I realized I wasn’t going to win, so I asked him to open the windows. He spent the next 20 minutes pantomiming about how he could feel air coming out of the vents.
When I arrived at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, I was more sweat than Matt. I had to do something to stop sweating. Focus. Focus on the job. Report for theSaug.com. Tell the good people of the Saug what the MIFF is all about.
“When Mississauga’s formal granting bodies rejected our application for funding, my brother and I didn’t take no for an answer. We appealed to city council. Hazel was flabbergasted that we were turned down by the people at city hall and she gave us $5000 of her own money, because she’s the original gangstah like that.”
–Matthew Campagna, Co-Founder, MIFF
The 4th Annual MIFF was the first that I actually attended (because as Ying will tell you, I am a jerk), so I had to ask MIFFMatt about the fest before I showed up, just so I wouldn’t look like a total rube.
Check out the entire Q&A and Article on TheSaug.com