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2018 TIFF adds 26 more titles including ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Mid90s’ plus Opening Night film ‘Outlaw King’

Chris Pine in David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King, the opener of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival The lineup features World Premieres from Sebastián Lelio, Maryam Keshavarz, Louis Garrel,Sam Taylor-Johnson, Peter Farrelly, Thomas Vinterberg, Chanya Button, Veena Sud, Jeremy Saulnier and Jonah Hill The Toronto International Film Festival today unveiled its second batch of titles premiering in the Gala and Special …

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First trailer and poster for ‘Green Book’ starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali

“It takes courage to change people’s hearts.” Peter Farrelly directs Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the …

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Production begins on Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ starring Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li and Jet Li

First look: Liu Yifei as Mulan Production on Disney’s Mulan, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020. Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting …

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2018 TIFF FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT – Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Karyn Kusama Representation in Hollywood is an ongoing discussion of great importance, with popular media functioning as  contemporary culture’s mythology.   Films serve as the window to our collective soul; individual time capsules containing our identities, our truths, our dreams.   The wider and more diverse range of voices given the spotlight, the more society as a whole humanizes and …

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2018 TIFF Cinematheque selection to feature essentials by Bergman, Denis, Dreyer, and Kunuk

The TIFF Cinematheque programming team has assembled a rich Festival lineup for 2018 that not only exclusively features titles from TIFF’s own film library, but will also include an exciting list of guest introductions soon tobe announced. TIFF preserves a collection of over 3000 prints and DCPs, spanning over 100 years of cinema history. “Emphasizing film preservation and medium specificity …

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Crime Drama Unveils Its Leading Men

From left; Chris Chalk, Fredy Miyares and Justin Cunningham Chris Chalk (Gotham) will play Adult Yusef Salaam; Newcomers Freddy Miyares and Justin Cunningham will play Adult Raymond Santana and Adult Kevin Richardson, respectively.  Together, they will star alongside previously announced Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo (Adult Antron McCray) as the adult men in the Central Park Five case.  Jerome will …

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2018 Mill Valley Film Festival to Spotlight Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan in ‘Wildlife’

Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCESFIRST MVFF AWARD of 2018SPOTLIGHT ON ‘WILDLIFE’ AND ON STAGE CONVERSATION WITH PAUL DANO AND CAREY MULLIGANFRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 The Mill Valley Film Festival has announced that the first MVFF Award of 2018, a Spotlight presentation on IFC Films’ WILDLIFE, will feature an …

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GKIDS dates Cannes premiere ‘Mirai’ for 2018 US theatrical release

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will theatrically release Mirai in theaters on Friday, November 30, 2018. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Mirai will be released in both its original Japanese language and a new English …

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