Friday, August 5, 2011


Date: September 8-18

*TIFF unofficially begins the movie award season each year. This festival is not a competition. It does give an audience award, but thats about it. It is the largest film festival in North America and a great place to get movies distributed and begins to shape the Oscar season.

This year will be the first time that TIFF will open with a documentary. FROM THE SKY DOWN tells the stoory of  U2.

It will show the world premiere of Brad Pitt in MONEYBALL. A big Oscar contender this year. Check out the trailer if you havent seen it.

Other screenings include:

THE DESCENDANTS -with George Clooney.

DRIVE-Ryan Gosling and has very positive reviews.


THE IDES OF MARCH -more George Clooney

W.E  -Directed by Madonna

50/50- Joesph Gordan-Levitt and cancar

THE ARTIST -Black and white silent film

MELANCHOLIA -Kirsten Dunst won best actress at Cannes, but director Lat Von Treir made comments about understanding Hitler and being a Nazi. He may have been joking, but the Academy will not want to honor him after that. Dunst could still get a nomination.

TWIXT -World premiere for this Frances Fors Coppola film

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN-Might be to rough for a Best Picture, but Tilda Swinton steals the show and could get a Best Actress nom.

There are a ton more being shown. Check out the TIFF website for a complete list.

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