Toronto International Film Fest gets down with Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Blake Lively
MTV's Moonman wasn't the only coveted prize in celebrity circles this weekend. While chart-toppers celebrated the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, movie stars decamped to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Kicking off Thursday evening, Soho House founder Nick Jones opened doors at the exclusive hotel and supper club's pop-up location in Toronto, where stars including Geoffrey Rush celebrated Colin Firth's 50th birthday.
Firth has a lot to celebrate, given his critically acclaimed turn in this year's early Oscar fave "The King's Speech." On Friday night, notables including Javier Bardem, Harvey Weinstein, Blake Lively, Josh Brolin and Marion Cotillard dined at the house after a day of screenings.
Saturday saw the premiere of "The Conspirator," with an intimate bash thrown by BlackBerry at downtown Toronto's Hazleton Avenue. Single lady Robin Wright showed up looking tan and glossy, chatting with costar Alexis Bledel.
"The Conspirator's" James McAvoy stole a chat with Sundance honcho Robert Redford, while actor Justin Long circulated among the likes of Kevin Kline and CAA's Kevin Huvane.
Back at Soho House, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore and Josh Hartnett gathered for cocktails before a screening of their fantasy Western, "Bunraku."
All weekend, Variety hosted its filmmakers studio at Toronto's Holt Renfrew, which saw discussions with James Franco, Maria Bello and Vincent Cassel.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: James McAvoy, left, and Robert Redford get chummy at BlackBerry's bash for "The Conspirator." Credit: WireImage
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