Composer Gary Clark spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Flora and Son and working with John Carney over the years. Flora and Son follows a single mother, Flora (Eve Hewson), who is struggling with what to do about her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). She takes advice from the police in finding Max a hobby. Unfortunately, he wants nothing to do with a beat-up acoustic guitar. He’d rather be coming up with beats.…"Gary Clark talks Flora and Son, John Carney"
The Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, has been remastered for IMAX theaters ahead of next year’s 40th anniversary. I had never heard of Talking Heads until David Byrne’s American Utopia premiered at TIFF in 2020. Watching the film last week in IMAX marked my first experience of listening to the new wave band’s music, let alone the documentary. When it comes to music, I’m more of a 1960s-1970s rock and roll/classic rock…"Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads Concert Film Remastered for IMAX"
Irena’s Vow brings the Broadway play of the same name and the story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a Righteous Among the Nations, to the big screen. Antisemitism is at its worst levels in decades. All you need to do is take a look on social media, especially Twitter, where there are calls to ban the ADL. Worst of all is that the call is coming from the contemporary version of Henry Ford, Elon Musk. Irena…"Irena’s Vow – Toronto 2023"
A cheerleader gets an opportunity to cheer for an All-Star cheer squad in Backspot but it doesn’t come without anxiety and such. Riley (Devery Jacobs) is a mid-level cheerleader for the Cheer Fuzion All-Stars, where she’s the backspot. When learning that she has an opportunity to cheer for the Thunderhawks, Riley screws up her first chance. Even though she probably shouldn’t get a second chance, she decides to do it again and nails the landing.…"Backspot – Toronto 2023"
Shawn Levy and Steven Knight have adapted Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See into an epic Netflix series. All the Light We Cannot See is unlike anything in Shawn Levy’s filmography in that he’s directing a period drama for the first time. It’s not a comedy and it definitely isn’t an action movie, which has more or less filled his filmography in recent years. No matter the genre or medium, Levy…"All the Light We Cannot See – Toronto 2023"
TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey announced that Shawn Levy will receive the inaugural Norman Jewison Award presented by The Budman Family. Named in honor of the legendary Canadian filmmaker, the Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award is presented by The Budman Family, and recognizes Canadians in the film industry who have made a global impact with their careers. The awards presentation will take place at the TIFF Tribute Awards gala fundraiser, presented by Bulgari on Sunday, September…"Shawn Levy To Receive Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award – Toronto 2023"
TIFF has announced that the upcoming Sylvester Stallone documentary, Sly, will premiere as the Closing Night Gala during this year’s fest. The documentary will be available to watch at some point on Netflix. TIFF is delighted to announce Sly as the Closing Night Gala for the 48th edition of the Festival. A vivid exploration of an illustrious life woven through the silver screen, this remarkable documentary about actor, writer, director, and producer Sylvester Stallone will…"Sly: Sylvester Stallone Doc to Close TIFF 2023 – Toronto 2023"
TIFF announced that legendary directors Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee will receive 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards on September 10. Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF, is delighted to announce the first honourees of this year’s Tribute Awards: Academy Award–winning directors and legends Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee. One of the world’s foremost filmmakers and provocative storytellers, Almodóvar will receive the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant, and Lee, a cultural icon who has influenced…"Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee To Receive TIFF Tribute Awards"
TIFF has announced their Discovery and Midnight Madness lineups ahead of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto International Film Festival is thrilled to announce the 2023 selections for the Discovery and Midnight Madness programs. The infamous Midnight Madness lineup features 10 titles, 7 of which are World Premieres. The Discovery lineup, which primarily boasts World and International Premieres, includes 26 titles. Notably, 13 female filmmakers representing 50% of the total program are featured…"TIFF Announces Discovery, Midnight Madness Lineups – Toronto 2023"
TIFF announced the ten films that comprise the Platform program and its jury during September’s 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. The 2023 Platform jury members include Academy Award–winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins, Cannes Jury Prize–winning director/writer/actor Nadine Labaki, and 2022 Platform Prize–winning filmmaker Anthony Shim. Since its introduction in 2015, Platform has celebrated and showcased films with unique directorial perspectives. The 10 films in the 2023 program are eligible for the Platform Prize, an award of…"TIFF Announces Platform Program and Jury – Toronto 2023"