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TIFF 2019 Reveals Canadian Film Lineup

This Year's Lineup Includes Tribute to David Foster

This morning the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced an additional 26 films to their 2019 slate. All 26 of the new additions are directed by Canadians (with almost 50% of these pictures directed by women). This news comes a week after the festival announced 18 Galas and 38 Special Presentations which include Ford v Ferrari, Knives Out, and Joker.

The announcement contains 3 Galas (American Woman, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, The Song of Names), two Midnight Madness films (Blood Quantum, The Twentieth Century), two Special Presentations (Guest of Honour, Clifton Hill), and a David Foster tribute.

Previously announced Canadian titles include François Girard’s The Song of Names, Semi Chellas’s American Woman and Barry Avrich ‘s David Foster: Off the Record. Daniel Roher’s Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band has been selected as the opening-night Gala film.

TIFF 2019 Canadian Lineup:

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Galas
American Woman –  Semi Chellas, Canadian Premiere
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – ​ Daniel Roher, World Premiere
The Song of Names –​ François Girard, World Premiere

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Special Presentations
Clifton Hill – ​Albert Shin, World Premiere
Guest of Honour –  Atom Egoyan, North American Premiere

Special Events
David Foster: Off the Record – ​Barry Avrich, World Premiere
One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk – ​Zacharias Kunuk, North American Premiere

Masters
Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger – ​Alanis Obomsawin, World Premiere

TIFF Docs
Coppers – ​Alan Zweig, World Premiere
This Is Not a Movie – Y​ung Chang, World Premiere
There’s Something in the Water – ​Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, World Premiere

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Discovery
Black Conflux –​ Nicole Dorsey, World Premiere
Easy Land  –  S​anja Zivkovic, World Premiere
Kuessipan – M​yriam Verreault, World Premiere
Murmur – ​Heather Young, World Premiere
Raf – H​arry Cepka, World Premiere
The Rest of Us – A​isling Chin-Yee, World Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema
And the Birds Rained Down ​(I​l pleuvait des oiseaux)​ – L​ouise Archambault, World Premiere
Antigone – S​ophie Deraspe, World Premiere
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open​ – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, North American Premiere
Castle in the Ground – Joey Klein, World Premiere
The Last Porno Shown​– Kire Paputts, World Premiere
Tammy’s Always Dying – Amy Jo Johnson, World Premiere
White Lie​ – Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, World Premiere

Midnight Madness
Blood Quantum – J​eff Barnaby, World Premiere
The Twentieth Century – ​Matthew Rankin, World Premiere

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 05 – 15th 2019.

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