Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020

Director-screenwriter Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, a recession-era road trip drama starring Frances McDormand, has won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. First and second runners up for the honor were, respectively, director Regina King’s One...

Saturday, Sep. 12, 2020

In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,”  a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, has nevertheless supplied the giddy rush of live performance in a packed house. ...

Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020

This is normally the time of year when flashy premieres march down red carpets and proclamations of Oscar buzz circle the globe. An avalanche of new films topples onto screens. The movie houses of Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York shake with applause. The movies, more than ever, feel alive...

Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020

The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup bearing little in common with its normal barrage of awards contenders and premier fall films, but features the directorial debut of Regina King and the latest documentaries from Frederick Wiseman and Werner Herzog.

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Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

The HBO, Spike Lee–directed filmed version of the Broadway-acclaimed David Byrne’s American Utopia is the opening night presentation of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival® on Thursday, September 10. 

The film documents musical innovator and former Talking Heads frontman...

Friday, Jul. 17, 2020

The Denver Ad School (DAD) has partnered with Cactus, the Denver creative agency known for its award-winning work in the mental health and wellness space, to launch Black Creativity Matters, an annual scholarship fund that’s designed to remove...

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020

The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. 

The Toronto festival, held annually in early September, is...

Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019

Writer-director-actor Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award on Sunday (9/15). The honor is viewed as an early harbinger of what’s to come in Hollywood’s awards season. Every Toronto Audience award winner in the past decade has...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.

Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

The length of Mark Cousins' 14-hour documentary "Women Make Film" is itself a statement. The work of female filmmakers throughout cinema history is too rich and too vast for anything less.

Cousins' epic film, which has been playing throughout the Toronto International Film Festival, is...

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