Toronto International Film Festival News

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The Toronto International Film Festival Insists on Premieres for its Opening Weekend

feedproxy.google.com – Film festivals track world premieres religiously. They want to boast of them when box office glory and Oscars come around. So last fall it did not go over well when the Telluride Film Festival debuted--under the radar, as is their wont--Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," and Canadian Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners," which were all breaking opening weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. 25 weeks 22 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Myriad seals deals on Rigby

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: Buyers have flocked to Toronto hit The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. 34 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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New Photos From 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Plus Watch TIFF Intro And Q&A With Jim Jarmusch

fb.indiewire.com – After hitting Cannes and Toronto, with New York and London in its sights, Jim Jarmusch's vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive" continues to hit the festival circuit hard, and another stop planned on its worldwide journey, is at theRio de Janeiro International Film Festival. And coming along with it are a batch of new photos from the movie.

43 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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TIFF 2013: 12 YEARS A SLAVE Wins People's Choice Award; Midnight Madness Award Goes to WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

collider.com – The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival is in the books, and earlier today, TIFF announced this year's award winners. The biggest award, the People's Choice Award, went to Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. The People's Choice Award is a biggie in the overall awards race since four of the past five winners have gone on to be nominated for Best Picture (Slumdog Millionaire, Precious, The King's Speech, and Silver Linings Playbook).

44 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Best and Worst of the 2013 Toronto Film Festival

hitfix.com – The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival delivered a strong slate of films this year as "Gravity," "12 Years A Slave," "Bad Words," "Can A Song Save Your Life?" and "Afflicted" were among the best selected by HitFix's editors. What were the worst? Let's just say Matthew Weiner, James Franco and Atom Egoyan were three filmmakers who didn't have a pleasant stay in Toronto, 44 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Toronto: Magnolia Nears Deal For Ti West's 'The Sacrament'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ti West wrote and directed The Sacrament, the contemporary found-footage thriller that world premiered at Venice before showing at Toronto over the weekend in the fest’s Vanguard section. Magnolia Pictures, which lost on an earlier bidding war here for Joe, is finalizing a deal for the pic reported to be for seven figures. 44 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Joel Edgerton Talks FELONY, Ridley Scott’s EXODUS, JANE GOT A GUN Production Troubles, His Directorial Debut, and More at TIFF 2013

collider.com – One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Australian director Matthew Saville’s (Noise) Felony. Starring Joel Edgerton (who also wrote the screenplay), Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney, and Melissa George, the film is about three detectives that become entangled after a tragic accident leaves a young child in critical condition.

44 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Toronto: Nicolas Cage-Starrer 'Joe' Pits Lionsgate/Roadside Against Magnolia

deadline.com – The David Gordon Green-directed Joe are drawing a crowd. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions has been the frontrunner all day in an auction held by CAA, with Magnolia and Sony Pictures Classics among those in the hunt. Right now, it’s between Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions and Magnolia as the bidding gets into the $2 million range. 44 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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TIFF 2013 Review: ALL IS BY MY SIDE Is A Momentously Audacious Musical Biopic Fitting of The Jimi Hendrix Experience

feedproxy.google.com – Making a movie about a musician is bound to be extremely difficult when you don't have the permission of the family's estate. Why has there never been a definitive Elvis biopic -- or Kurt Cobain either, for that matter? Because what would be the point if you couldn't secure the rights to any of the music needed to tell these musical superheroes' origin stories? 44 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

fb.indiewire.com – Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance Armstong, it wasn’t supposed to be like the exposés he’s known for. 44 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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