There are literally hundreds of movies up here at the Toronto International Film Festival. So the idea of singular theme – or even themes – emerging (or, even more unlikely, being plotted) seems unlikely.
And yet, on my first day of press screenings here Sunday, I saw two films that focused on people in 12-step programs. And two more in which teachers of very young children sat in their car before entering (or reentering) the school to sneak a drink. Pure coincidence, I’d say; luck of the draw. (More…)