Exclusive Interview: No Ordinary Man filmmakers Chase Joynt & Amos Mac on reclaiming & reframing the narrative of jazz musician & trans icon Billy Tipton

One of the highlights of last month's Toronto International Film Festival was the extraordinary No Ordinary Man, which world premiered at TIFF's semi-virtual 45th edition. The thought-provoking and emotionally potent feature documentary takes an innovative approach to reclaim and reframe the life story and legacy of popular 1940s and 50s jazz musician—and transmasculine icon—Billy Tipton,... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2020 Film Review: Falling ★★★1/2

Thrice Oscar-nominated actor and Renaissance man Viggo Mortensen makes his writing and directing feature film debut with the poignant family drama Falling, also composing the film's beautiful piano led score. Currently in the running for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF, Falling had its world premiere earlier this year at Sundance. Mortensen plays John Peterson,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Comets Director Tamar Shavgulidze & Producer Tekla Machavariani

Tamar Shavgulidze's Comets received its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The emotive Georgian drama focuses on two middle-aged women Irina (Nino Kasradze) and Nana (Ketevan Gegeshidze) who are reunited three decades after their separation and remain mesmerised by memories of their earlier days together. Irina returns to the small community she... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: Festival Highlights

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival opens this Thursday 5th September, with public tickets now on sale. TIFF 2019 features new work from filmmakers such as Marielle Heller, the Safdie brothers, Pedro Almodóvar, Steven Soderbergh, Noah Baumbach, Amy Jo Johnson, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ira Sachs, Lorene Scafaria and Taika Waititi, as well as the final film... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019 to Open with Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

The World Premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, Daniel Roher’s documentary focusing on Robertson and the creation of The Band, will open the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Thursday 5th September. Inspired by Robertson’s 2016 memoir, Testimony, the film blends rare archival footage, photos, songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and... Continue Reading →

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