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Things We Saw Today: Taika Waititi’s TIFF Master Class Is the Best Thing on the Internet Today

Technically, it was on the internet yesterday, but if you missed it, Taika Waititi gave a Master Class talk at TIFF and it’s likely the best thing you’ll see today. You can and should watch the whole thing above, but it’s lengthy. Luckily, TIFF grabbed the highlights in GIFs and quotes, starting with his beautiful socks:

On finding love:

How his “youthful glow” surprises even himself:

He also talked about the bizarre critical response to movies about marginalized communities.

And the importance of letting people from those communities tell their own stories.

If you have an hour to spare, give the whole thing a watch.

Stay safe out there, East Coasters!

(image: YouTube)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.