With the Toronto International Film Festival just two weeks away starting on September 4 and running through September 14, TIFF has finalized their full slate of films along with the film schedule.
According to a press release, additions to this latest slate include World Premieres of concert-doc Roger Waters The Wall, Theodore Melfi’s Bill Murray vehicle St. Vincent, Kryzstof Zanussi’s Foreign Body and Raoul Peck’s Murder in Pacot. Also announced are the North American premieres of James Franco’s The Sound and the Fury, Isao Takahata’s Studio Ghibli film The Tale of Princess Kaguya and the Palme D’Or winning film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Winter Sleep.
This last slate of announcement brings the total film count to a whopping 285 features and 108 shorts, including 143 World Premieres and 73 North American Premieres.
TIFF also disclosed their list of Mavericks Conversations, intimate talks with filmmakers and actors following screenings of their films. This year, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart will be on hand with Maziar Bahari at the world premiere of his debut film Rosewater, Reese Witherspoon begins her Oscar campaign with appearances alongside both Wild and The Good Lie and Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua together will talk about their latest festival offering The Equalizer. Julie Taymor (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Juliette Binoche (The Clouds of Sils Maria), Richard Gere (Time Out of Mind), Robert Duvall (The Judge), David Tedeschi (The 50 Year Argument) and David Thorpe (Do I Sound Gay?) will all also be speaking as part of the Mavericks Program.