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Toronto Festival Unveils ‘Dear Evan Hansen' As Opening-Night Premiere, Zhang Yimou's ‘One Second' As Closer; Check Out First Slated Films

14 days ago   |   By Up Worthy

Toronto Film Festival organizers declared two weeks ago they will be welcoming back in-person audiences for a fest that will run from...
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Japan Cuts, North America's Largest Japanese Cinema Film Fest, Sets Line-Up For 2021 Hybrid Edition

14 days ago   |   By Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: New York's Japan Society has unveiled the full line-up for the 15th edition of Japan Cuts: Festival Of New Japanese Film, the largest celebration of Japanese cinema in North America. Running August 20 - September, the hybrid online and in-theater event will welcome 27 features and 12 short films including 32 films available online...
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Woodstock Film Festival To Resume Indoor Screenings At This Fall's Edition; Neon Chief Tom Quinn Slated For Career Honor

14 days ago   |   By Deadline

The Woodstock Film Festival will resume indoor screenings at its 22nd annual edition this fall, and also will recognize Neon founder and CEO Tom Quinn with a career honor. This year's festival will run from September 30 to October 3. It has carved out a notable place in the fall fest circuit because of its...
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Neon Boards Toronto Closer ‘One Second'; Chinese Pic Resurfaces 30 Months After Cancelled Berlin Premiere

15 days ago   |   By Deadline

Neon has taken North American rights to Chinese Director Zhang Yimou's One Second, which was just announced as the closing night film for this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Described by the filmmaker as his “love letter to cinema”, the pic, based on the novel by Yan Geling, stars Zhang Yi, Liu Haocun, and Fan...
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TIFF 2021 Gala Line-Up Includes ‘Last Night in Soho,' ‘Dear Evan Hansen,' and.'Clifford the Big Red Dog'

TIFF 2021 Gala Line-Up Includes ‘Last Night in Soho,' ‘Dear Evan Hansen,' and.'Clifford the Big Red Dog'

15 days ago   |   By Slash Film

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced the Gala & Special Presentation programs, including Opening & Closing Night films, for 2021. The list includes the world premiere of the musical Dear Evan Hansen ; a movie where Benedict Cumberbatch loves cats; Jessica Chastain undergoing a massive transformation for The Eyes of Tammy Faye ; and, uh... Clifford the Big Red Dog. The lineup comes on the heels of the news that Canada will begin allowing vaccinated Americans to cross the border starting on August 9. Visitors from the rest of the world will be eligible to enter Canada...
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‘Dear Evan Hansen' to Open Toronto Film Festival

15 days ago   |   By The Wrap

“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Clifford The Big Red Dog” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just some of the movies that will make their premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall as part of its lineup of gala presentations.
Universal's “Dear Evan Hansen” starring Ben Platt will be the festival's opening night film, and Zhang Yimou's “One Second” will be the closing night film.
“There was no question that ‘Dear Evan Hansen was the ideal film to launch the Festival this year,” Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of TIFF, said in a statement. “This film is ultimately about...
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2021 Toronto Festival Unveils ‘Dear Evan Hansen' As Opening Night Premiere; Check Out First Slated Films

15 days ago   |   By Deadline

Toronto International Film organizers declared two weeks ago they will be welcoming back in-person audiences for a fest that will run from September 9-18. The fest this morning unveiled its first back of premieres and galas. Fest co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey have set Dear Evan Hansen at the Opening Night Gala Presentation. The...
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