Latest Toronto International Film Festival News

Woman says Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 1991 and 2008

Nov. 01, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman testified Monday that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her in a hotel room during the Toronto Film Festival in 1991, then did it again when she went to confront him in the same hotel during the same festival 17 years later. Kelly Sipherd told a Los...

In a first, Netflix's 'Glass Onion' to play in major chains

Oct. 06, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, the major U.S. theater chains will play a Netflix release after exhibitors and the streaming service reached a deal for a nationwide sneak-peak run of Rian Johnson's “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” Netflix announced Thursday that AMC,...

Billy Eichner made a great rom-com. Now its audiences' turn.

Sep. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of “Bros,” Billy Eichner exhorted the crowd to keep cheering. “Keep it going!” implored Eichner. “I want a longer ovation than ‘The Whale! ’” In the whistle-stop lead-up to the...

Steven Spielberg's 'Fabelmans' wins Toronto audience award

Sep. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Steven Spielberg's autobiographical coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans" won the Toronto International Film Festival's top prize, the People's Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner. Toronto's audience award was announced Sunday as the largest...

Peele and Key on reuniting, as demons, in 'Wendell & Wild'

Sep. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's seven years almost to day since the last episode of “Key & Peele” aired, but Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are once again riffing together. They're sitting in a Toronto hotel the day before the premiere of Henry Selick's stop-motion-animation...

Hugh Jackman eyes the end of the 'The Music Man' on Broadway

Sep. 13, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Since he was a high school student, Hugh Jackman wanted to play the roguish traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” on Broadway. He's fulfilled that dream — but all things must come to an end. On the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival,...

A big break comes with a big task: Playing Steven Spielberg

Sep. 12, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — “Untitled Amblin Film,” read Gabriel LaBelle's audition sheet. Director “TBD." LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver with a handful of credits in TV and film, taped his audition and sent it off, not thinking too much about it. A couple days later, he...

Harry Styles hits Toronto for 'My Policeman' premiere

Sep. 12, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With just as much fanfare but a tad less drama, Harry Styles took the Toronto International Film Festival by storm on Sunday, premiering the tragic gay romance “My Policeman” less than a week after the much-talked-about debut of “Don't Worry Darling” in Venice. ...

For Oprah Winfrey, 'Sidney' is an act of love for Poitier

Sep. 11, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was discussing her profound affection for trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier — a longtime friend and mentor to her — when she was overcome by emotion during an interview on the upcoming documentary “ Sidney,” a life-spanning portrait. She plunged her head into...

Rian Johnson unpeels 'Glass Onion,' his 'Knives Out' sequel

Sep. 11, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Three years after premiering “Knives Out” at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rian Johnson returned to the scene of the crime to debut his much-anticipated whodunit sequel, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery." When Johnson introduced the film to the...