A Mixed Bag Beats Homogeneity

There were some fairly unwatchable films shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and naturally, critics will be sure to harp on their selection for what is supposed to be a showcase of great art. But the point of such festivals to show us a reflection of our world in artistic fashion, and human error is sometimes a part of that reality. “We must… remember that programmers aren’t infallible and that occasionally they make mistakes. But an even worse mistake would be to return to the kind of blanket censorship that dogged the festival in its early years, when Ontario’s cinema nannies regulated every thrust and slash.”

Source: Toronto Star - 09/19/04