Latest Toronto International Film Festival News

Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 18, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city during the tumult of the late 1960s, on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances. ...

Alanis Morissette blasts documentary 'Jagged' as 'salacious'

Sep. 14, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary “Jagged” was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as “reductive” and “salacious.” Morissette participated in the film,...

Dionne Warwick, star of a new documentary, keeps smiling

Sep. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke’s AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang “Jesus Loves Me” for a rapt congregation. Warwick's most...

'RBG' filmmakers find a rich vein: Feminist love stories

Sep. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

The label “date movie” hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. In “RBG,”...

'Free Solo' filmmakers swap peaks for depths in 'The Rescue'

Sep. 11, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

In “The Rescue,” Oscar-winning “Free Solo” filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin trade climbing peaks for watery depths. Their documentary, which premieres Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, retraces the 2018 rescue of the youth soccer team...

A Toronto Film Festival that straddles normal and virtual

Sep. 08, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Film festivals like those in Cannes and Venice are hard to compete with in terms of glamour. But the power of the Toronto International Film Festival is in its audiences. TIFF, a sprawling showcase of fall movies, generates enormous amounts of buzz not from formal red...