by Shannonn Kelly
05:33AM, EST, Saturday September 14, 2013
Today is the big closing night Gala at the 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival. Look for complete pandemonium at the 6PM Gala Premiere for “Life of Crime” directed by Daniel Schechter starring Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, John Hawkes, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Mos Def, and Will Forte, in the Elmore Leonard adapted screenplay about a kidnapping that goes horribly wrong.
Today is Day 10 and these are some of your last chances to see the smaller independent films that still do not have distribution. Please support independent film. Happy TIFF-ING! 🙂
Larger-than-life characters populate director Nejib Belkadhi’s spellbinding combination of film noir and magic realism.
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis star in this innovative two-part film that relates a love story from two different perspectives.
A China/Ireland co-production about Gary who goes to Beijing to make it big. After failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up teaching English.
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband’s teacher. Stars Richard Madden, Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman.
A security guard who wants to get into the cockfighting game buys, befriends, and becomes inseparable from his rooster protégé Rocky.
While vacationing at a beachside resort, a single mother faces inevitable separation anxiety when her 15-year-old son who is also her best friend falls for a girl his age.
Dom Hemingway is a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. Stars Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, and Demian Bichir (A Better Life).
A dejected music business executive forms a bond with a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan. Stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfield.
Henry is married, has a son, and a decent job in advertising. Trouble is his wife is in jail for sleeping with a 14-year-old boy. Stars Maxwell McCabe-Lokos (who wrote the screenplay), August Diehl.
Forced to leave service after he was afflicted with blindness, a former detective ekes out his living by solving cold cases for police rewards. Stars Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Yuanyuan Gao.
Three 12 and 13-year-old girls decide to form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. Stars Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoy.
An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Stars Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan.
OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this biopic of the rock legend. Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City. This is a **MUST SEE**
From Brazil, Amazonia, is a 3D odyssey into the world’s biggest rainforest : the Amazon Forest.
Loved this film! On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro tells the story of their friendship through dramatic re-enactment and archival footage. A cinematic love letter to the Maverick of Italian film.
See Above. two Gala Screenings tonight.
The prison movie genre gets a fresh shot of youthful grit in this hard-hitting but big-hearted drama about a teenaged inmate transferred to the same prison his dad is in. Stars Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn and Jack O’Connell.
A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend. Stars Toni Collette, Thomas Hayden-Church, Oliver Platt.
A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. Stars Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn.
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley, award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.
An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club where the membership lasts for one year only and there is no cancellation.
Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. Stars Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS: Fleeing through the impenetrable forests of the Basque countryside after a jewel heist, a hapless band of robbers runs afoul of a coven of witches.Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepon Nieto.