TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Bono and The Edge walk the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down
Bono and the Edge sandwich From the Sky Down director Davis Guggenheim (Image: Lia Grainger)
This is the first year that TIFF has kicked off the festival with a documentary (or, apparently, a rockumentary, to use the irritating neologism). Fans pressed themselves against the barricaded red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall , eagerly awaiting the arrival of U2, the subject of director Davis Guggenheim’s pic, and they weren’t disappointed.
Guggenheim appeared first, emerging from an SUV with wife,
Elizabeth Shue . She looked charming in a simple knee-length belted black frock (she doesn’t know who made it—we asked), and received bigger cheers from the crowds than her man-of-the-hour hubby. One observer couldn’t help pointing out (very loudly) Guggenheim’s cursory resemblance to J.J. Abrams. The two dutifully made the rounds, with Shue playing adoring fan girl, pulling out her own camera and shooting her beau signing autographs (ah, so sweet!).
But then a pair of sunglasses showed up.
Bono, rocking chic, violet-hued shades, hit the carpet with guitarist The Edge, signing autographs along the entire length of the barricade. The two appeared particularly taken with a Mr. T lookalike who had fashioned a homemade disco ball hardhat in their honour. Before being whisked inside, Bono expressed a small case of nerves about the audience reception of the film, and admitted he was about to see it for the first time. “It remains to be seen whether people are interested enough in music to sit through a film like this.”
88438 (Image: Lia Grainger) U2 frontman Bono Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-side-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-side.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-side.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-bono-side/ sky-down-bono-side 0 0
U2 frontman Bono
88439 (Image: Lia Grainger) U2 guitarist The Edge Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-edge-side-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-edge-side.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-edge-side.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-edge-side/ sky-down-edge-side 0 0
U2 guitarist The Edge
88437 (Image: Lia Grainger) Bono and David Guggenheim share a laugh on the red carpet. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-guggenheim-laugh-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-guggenheim-laugh.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-bono-guggenheim-laugh.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-bono-guggenheim-laugh/ sky-down-bono-guggenheim-laugh 0 0
Bono and David Guggenheim share a laugh on the red carpet.
88441 (Image: Lia Grainger) Ben Mulroney interviews David Guggenheim and The Edge. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-mulroney-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-mulroney.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-mulroney.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-mulroney/ sky-down-mulroney 0 0
Ben Mulroney interviews David Guggenheim and The Edge.
88453 (Image: Lia Grainger) A fan holding a license plate that reads U2BROTHER Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-u2-bro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-u2-bro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-u2-bro.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-u2-bro/ sky-down-u2-bro 0 0
A fan holding a license plate that reads U2BROTHER
88451 (Image: Lia Grainger) Fans go wild for Bono on the red carpet. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-5.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-signing-5/ sky-down-signing-5 0 0
Fans go wild for Bono on the red carpet.
88447 (Image: Lia Grainger) The Edge greets fans. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-1.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-signing-1/ sky-down-signing-1 0 0
The Edge greets fans.
88448 (Image: Lia Grainger) The Edge greets fans. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-2.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-signing-2/ sky-down-signing-2 0 0
The Edge greets fans.
88449 (Image: Lia Grainger) Bono has an intimate moment with a fan. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-3.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-signing-3/ sky-down-signing-3 0 0
Bono has an intimate moment with a fan.
88450 (Image: Lia Grainger) Bono signs the U2BROTHER license plate. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-signing-4.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-signing-4/ sky-down-signing-4 0 0
Bono signs the U2BROTHER license plate.
88446 (Image: Lia Grainger) Elisabeth Shue poses for a picture with a fan. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-reach-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-reach.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-reach.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-shue-reach/ sky-down-shue-reach 0 0
Elisabeth Shue poses for a picture with a fan.
88445 (Image: Lia Grainger) David Guggenheim and Elisabeth Shue pose for pictures. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-guggenheim-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-guggenheim.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-guggenheim.jpg 418 624  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-shue-guggenheim/ sky-down-shue-guggenheim 0 0
David Guggenheim and Elisabeth Shue pose for pictures.
88444 (Image: Lia Grainger) Elisabeth Shue smiles for the camera. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-front-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-front.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-front.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-shue-front/ sky-down-shue-front 0 0
Elisabeth Shue smiles for the camera.
88443 (Image: Lia Grainger) Elisabeth Shue documents the red carpet with her own camera. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-shue-camera/ sky-down-shue-camera 0 0
Elisabeth Shue documents the red carpet with her own camera.
88442 (Image: Lia Grainger) Elizabeth Shue plays papparazo. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera-2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera-2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-shue-camera-2.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-shue-camera-2/ sky-down-shue-camera-2 0 0
Elizabeth Shue plays papparazo.
88440 (Image: Lia Grainger) David Guggenheim grins on the red carpet. Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-guggenheim-smile-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-guggenheim-smile.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-guggenheim-smile.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-guggenheim-smile/ sky-down-guggenheim-smile 0 0
David Guggenheim grins on the red carpet.
88436 (Image: Lia Grainger) A fan holds a sign referencing U2 album <em>Ashtung Baby.</em> Red Carpet: From the Sky Down https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-achtung-mtl-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-achtung-mtl.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-achtung-mtl.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-achtung-mtl/ sky-down-achtung-mtl 0 0
A fan holds a sign referencing U2 album Ashtung Baby.
88452 (Image: Lia Grainger) Red Carpet: From the Sky Down Bono, David Guggenheim and The Edge pose for pictures. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-triplet-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-triplet.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sky-down-triplet.jpg 656 439  https://torontolife.com/culture/red-carpet-from-the-sky-down/slide/sky-down-triplet/ sky-down-triplet 0 0