We take a look at some of the many highlights from this year's Toronto Images Festival, one of the most exciting times of the year for fine arts in Canada since the late 80s.
David Webb Peoples had a hand in writing three of the greatest films of the latter half of the 20th Century: Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. We talk with the writer (and his wife and sometimes collaborator Janet) as he prepares to visit the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this weekend.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox kicks off the first of a nearly year long, two part look at the works of famed filmmaker and writer Jean-Luc Godard this Thursday, one of the most passionate and fascinating figures in cinema history.
This week at The Bloor, one of the most harrowing and unflinching documentaries of the year, Narco Cultura, takes a look at the lesser seen sides of the Mexican drug trade, while the much lighter, but still great Tokyo Waka: A City Poem examines how one city deals with a large number of pesky crows with equal parts admiration and annoyance.
Recently restored and cut by 20 minutes at late director Chris Marker's request, the 1963 documentary Le Joli Mai helps to solidify Marker's standing as one of the greatest cinematic artists and philosophers to ever pick up a camera.
We talk to TIFF Cinematheque programmer Brad Deane about the classic films playing for free at this year's Toronto International Film festival, how the Cinematheque sources their prints, why he feels strange watching things on his computer, which film he’s most excited to share this year, a bit about this year’s line-up, a few tidbits about TIFF’s upcoming David Cronenberg retrospective, and what films he would love to see restored so he can share them in the future with festival audiences.