This September, the Toronto International Film Festival will screen more than 300 films from 60+ countries to an audience of hundreds of thousands, including some of the industry's most powerful insiders. One of the world's most prestigious festivals, TIFF will see the premiere of Oscar-buzzin' Hollywood features, highly anticipated documentaries, and provocative new works from some of the most respected independent filmmakers across Europe, Asia, and beyond. This year, we're thrilled to recognize a handful of Kickstarter-funded films in the ranks. Check below for details and showtimes. Our congrats to the filmmakers, and we hope to see you there!
Inspired by the 1967 anthology film Far From Vietnam, John Gianvito has brought together a handful of prominent, politically progressive filmmakers to meditate on the meaning of America's war in Afghanistan, in "a concerted effort to help accelerate resistant." Plays Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00pm and Wednesday, September 12 at 2:45pm. More information here.
The artist Tomi Ungerer has experienced critical success in every field from children's book author to illustrator of '60s protest posters to explicit erotica, virtually pioneering an entire industry during one of America's most tumultuous and creative decades. That is, until he — and his entire legacy — abruptly, inexplicably vanished from the cultural conversation. Plays Thursday, September 6 at 3:45pm, Saturday, September 8 at 9:30am, and Saturday, September 15 at 4:30pm. More information here.
There are few films in the world that have inspired more obsession, theorizing, or mythologizing than Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Rodney Ascher's unsettling, inexplicable Room 237 is a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the myriad conspiracy theories that have sprung out of secret fanclubs and the minds of horror film enthusiasts the world over, all rooted in a seemingly innocuous digits of a hotel room. Plays Thursday, September 13 at 6:00pm, Saturday, September 15 at 5:45pm, and Sunday, September 16 at 12:00pm. More information here.
For a complete TIFF schedule, check here.