TIFF: U2 Opens (Film) Festival


"Every artist wants to be relevant," said Bono on Sept. 8.

He couldn't expect much more relevance than the world premiere of From the Sky Down at the Toronto International Film Festival. The doc profiles U2 and its iconic band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Adding some big screen relevance is the fact that the film was directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman).

"Having a song at the top of the charts is wonderful," said Bono. "But this ...," he said, as he waved to the throngs of fans along the red carpet.

"We're very protective of our privacy, particularly the creative process," said Bono, expressing his pleasure at the outcome.

The opening night of the 36-year-old TIFF was the hottest ticket in town.