On Saturday night, the Roosevelt Room and Young and the Restless heartthrob Jeff Branson hosted the TIFF closing party, A Hollywood Romance. We’re not quite sure why Branson was in town, since he’s not currently promoting any films, or what his relationship is to TIFF, but never one to pass up a party, we crowded into the Art Deco-themed night club with the usual Saturday night club kids and a few film-types who looked just as out of place as we did.
Perhaps there’s some truth to critics who believe that TIFF ends on Tuesday after many of the boldface names have headed back to their respective hideaways (or New York Fashion Week). After four hours of old-school remixes and house beats, we had yet to distinguish the Y&R star from the other party-goers packed in like sardines grinding to a remix of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” TIFF was officially over and it was time to catch up on some much-needed sleep. We crossed the velvet ropes and bid farewell to TIFF 2011, until next year.