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Stars will get up close and personal at T.O. filmfest

Hundreds of stars will descend upon Toronto next month, including actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Sarah Polley and rockers U2 and Pearl Jam.

On Tuesday, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its illustrious guest list and final slate of films for a total of 336 features from 65 different countries.

For TIFF’s Mavericks program, which hosts conversations with actors, directors and producers about their latest projects, Coppola will discuss his cinematic masterpieces including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. The 72-year-old acclaimed writer, director and producer also has a murder mystery starring Val Kilmer called Twixt screening at the festival.

Meanwhile, novelist Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Deepa Mehta will talk about the movie adaptation of Rushdie’s second novel, Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Mehta will offer a sneak peek of the film, which just finished shooting this summer in Sri Lanka. “This is the most ambitious Mavericks section we’ve ever presented with moviemaking legends . . . and even a sitting president,” TIFF programmer Thom Powers said.

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, will speak following a showing of The Island President, a political documentary about his battle for democracy. Other Mavericks guests include actress Tilda Swinton, whose drama We Need to Talk about Kevin screens at the festival, and Christopher Plummer, who will chat about his career following a showing of Barrymore, the film version of his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance.

A throng of international celebrities are expected to walk the red carpet for 250 film premieres. Polley, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen and Gerard Butler will provide plenty of stargazing fodder along with Megan Fox, Keira Knightley and Michelle Yeoh.

TIFF announced almost 40 more films to be screened at the September event. Here are a few of the new offerings from around the world:

Restless, Gus Van Sant, U.S.A. Van Sant’s story focuses on a terminally ill teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska, who played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) as she falls for a boy who sees the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from the Second World War.

The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au velo), Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy The Dardenne brothers have won the Palme d’Or twice at Cannes – for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). Their latest film chronicles a boy who clings to a woman after his father abandons him.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Stars will get up close and personal at T.O. filmfest

Hundreds of stars will descend upon Toronto next month, including actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Sarah Polley and rockers U2 and Pearl Jam.

On Tuesday, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its illustrious guest list and final slate of films for a total of 336 features from 65 different countries.

For TIFF’s Mavericks program, which hosts conversations with actors, directors and producers about their latest projects, Coppola will discuss his cinematic masterpieces including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. The 72-year-old acclaimed writer, director and producer also has a murder mystery starring Val Kilmer called Twixt screening at the festival.

Meanwhile, novelist Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Deepa Mehta will talk about the movie adaptation of Rushdie’s second novel, Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Mehta will offer a sneak peek of the film, which just finished shooting this summer in Sri Lanka. “This is the most ambitious Mavericks section we’ve ever presented with moviemaking legends . . . and even a sitting president,” TIFF programmer Thom Powers said.

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, will speak following a showing of The Island President, a political documentary about his battle for democracy. Other Mavericks guests include actress Tilda Swinton, whose drama We Need to Talk about Kevin screens at the festival, and Christopher Plummer, who will chat about his career following a showing of Barrymore, the film version of his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance.

A throng of international celebrities are expected to walk the red carpet for 250 film premieres. Polley, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen and Gerard Butler will provide plenty of stargazing fodder along with Megan Fox, Keira Knightley and Michelle Yeoh.

TIFF announced almost 40 more films to be screened at the September event. Here are a few of the new offerings from around the world:

Restless, Gus Van Sant, U.S.A. Van Sant’s story focuses on a terminally ill teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska, who played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) as she falls for a boy who sees the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from the Second World War.

The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au velo), Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy The Dardenne brothers have won the Palme d’Or twice at Cannes – for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). Their latest film chronicles a boy who clings to a woman after his father abandons him.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Headline, Industry News

Stars will get up close and personal at T.O. filmfest

Hundreds of stars will descend upon Toronto next month, including actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Sarah Polley and rockers U2 and Pearl Jam.

On Tuesday, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its illustrious guest list and final slate of films for a total of 336 features from 65 different countries.

For TIFF’s Mavericks program, which hosts conversations with actors, directors and producers about their latest projects, Coppola will discuss his cinematic masterpieces including The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. The 72-year-old acclaimed writer, director and producer also has a murder mystery starring Val Kilmer called Twixt screening at the festival.

Meanwhile, novelist Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Deepa Mehta will talk about the movie adaptation of Rushdie’s second novel, Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Mehta will offer a sneak peek of the film, which just finished shooting this summer in Sri Lanka. “This is the most ambitious Mavericks section we’ve ever presented with moviemaking legends . . . and even a sitting president,” TIFF programmer Thom Powers said.

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, will speak following a showing of The Island President, a political documentary about his battle for democracy. Other Mavericks guests include actress Tilda Swinton, whose drama We Need to Talk about Kevin screens at the festival, and Christopher Plummer, who will chat about his career following a showing of Barrymore, the film version of his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance.

A throng of international celebrities are expected to walk the red carpet for 250 film premieres. Polley, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen and Gerard Butler will provide plenty of stargazing fodder along with Megan Fox, Keira Knightley and Michelle Yeoh.

TIFF announced almost 40 more films to be screened at the September event. Here are a few of the new offerings from around the world:

Restless, Gus Van Sant, U.S.A. Van Sant’s story focuses on a terminally ill teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska, who played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) as she falls for a boy who sees the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from the Second World War.

The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au velo), Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy The Dardenne brothers have won the Palme d’Or twice at Cannes – for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). Their latest film chronicles a boy who clings to a woman after his father abandons him.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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