Tiff Film Picks
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be lighting up the city from September 4th–14th, promising tons of celebrity sightings, traffic jams and late night parties; but we can’t forget the most important part: the films! With nearly 400 works of cinematic art from more than 70 different countries, TIFF 2014 promises to entertain over 400,000 movie-goers. Not sure what to watch? Check out our picks for some highly anticipated films this year.
Black and White
directed by mike binder
An attorney (Kevin Costner) struggling to raise his biracial granddaughter after the deaths of his wife and daughter becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the child’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer).
directed by cédric jimenez
Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as French police magistrate Pierre Michel, who waged an obsessive six-year battle to bring down Marseilles’ infamous “French Connection” drug ring.
Escobar: Paradise Lost
directed by andrea di stefano An American surfer (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) meets the girl of his dreams — but gets a brutal (sur)reality check when he meets her uncle, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro).
directed by edward zwick
American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this gripping docudrama.
This is Where I Leave you
directed by shawn levy
An all-star cast including Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and many more — headlines this story about a death in the family that brings together an expansive, far-flung clan for a weekend of mourning, bonding and healing.
directed by jean-marc vallée
A self-destructive woman (Reese Witherspoon) attempts to leave behind her years of drug abuse and reckless sex with a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, from director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).
For more information and show times, visit www.TIFF.net