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TIFF 2018: Festival Vets and Major Debuts Highlight Canadian Slate

The Fall of the American Empire, Denys Arcand (photo: TIFF) Today, the Toronto International Film Festival added another 19 Canadian titles to the Festival’s lineup. The selection includes nine films directed by women and six exciting debut features. From personal dramas exploring identity to documentaries that spotlight a world at risk and democracy in jeopardy, this year’s lineup is rich …

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AwardsWatch and Cinemalogue to partner on 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) coverage

©2018, AwardsWatch and Cinemalogue FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO – Erik Anderson, Founder and Owner of AwardsWatch, and Rubin Safaya, Executive Editor of Cinemalogue, are excited to announce a partnership in coverage of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. In the coming weeks, pre-festival editorials and podcasts on the official selections, their filmmakers, and awards prospects, will be covered together by …

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Let the first teaser for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ wash over you

“There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.” Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) took to Twitter to reveal the first look at his highly anticipated film, Roma, his first in five years. Shot in incredibly evocative black & white we see a water-soaked floor. The sounds of cleaning and scrubbing …

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TIFF set to World Premiere ‘Widows,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘High Life’ and more

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. Kicking it off are 21 World Premieres of hotly anticipated films from Oscar winners and nominees alike including Steve McQueen’s Widows with Viola Davis, Barry …

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Cannes Film Festival Sets 2019 Date

The Cannes Film Festival announced on their Twitter feed today the dates for the 72nd : May 14-25th, 2019. This moves the festival back to its more regular schedule of previous years. This last summer saw the festival with an earlier bow, May 8, and on a Tuesday. The new dates will keep the Tuesday start and Saturday finish. “The festival …

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Barry Jenkins shares ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ first look at Essence Fest with Regina King, Stephan James and KiKi Layne

It’s been less than two years but people have been highly anticipating the follow-up to Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight, which won Best Picture, Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Adapted Screenplay (for Jenkins and short story creator Tarell Alvin McCraney) at the 89th Academy Awards. He came to Essence Fest in New Orleans to share a first look at that …

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