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'Boil Alert' doc examines most 'egregious' examples of water crisis in North America

'Boil Alert' doc examines most 'egregious' examples of water crisis in North America

TORONTO — When documentarian James Burns and Apache guitarist Stevie Salas set out to create a film that examined the ongoing impacts of the water crisis in Indigenous communities, the two knew they wanted the final piece to be an exploration of iden
Filmmakers, celebs ask TIFF to cut ties with sponsor RBC over environmental concerns

Filmmakers, celebs ask TIFF to cut ties with sponsor RBC over environmental concerns

TORONTO — A group of Canadian filmmakers have joined forces with Hollywood A-listers in asking the Toronto International Film Festival to end sponsorship ties with the Royal Bank of Canada because of the financial institution's funding of the oil and
'Rustin' puts a spotlight on a undersung civil rights hero

'Rustin' puts a spotlight on a undersung civil rights hero

TORONTO (AP) — Bayard Rustin, the civil rights activist and primary architect of the 1963 March on Washington , who often worked tirelessly out of the limelight, takes center stage in the new Netflix drama “Rustin.
Movie Review: Kenneth Branagh crafts a sumptuously spooky ‘A Haunting in Venice’

Movie Review: Kenneth Branagh crafts a sumptuously spooky ‘A Haunting in Venice’

Kenneth Branagh indulges in the kind of macabre theatricality that only a crumbling Venetian palazzo on a stormy Halloween night can provide in “ A Haunting in Venice.
A new documentary reexamines the Louis CK scandal, 6 years later

A new documentary reexamines the Louis CK scandal, 6 years later

TORONTO (AP) — Louis C.K. came to the Toronto International Film Festival six years ago with the hotly anticipated “I Love You, Daddy,” just as allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian were gaining new prominence.
Talking Heads bring TIFF crowd to its feet with revamped film 'Stop Making Sense'

Talking Heads bring TIFF crowd to its feet with revamped film 'Stop Making Sense'

TORONTO — A boisterous world première for Talking Heads’ revamped classic “Stop Making Sense” brought a Toronto International Film Festival audience to its feet as moviegoers and the band themselves jumped up to dance, hoot and clap along to ‘80s hit
'Dumb Money' goes all in on the GameStop stock frenzy - and may come out a winner

'Dumb Money' goes all in on the GameStop stock frenzy - and may come out a winner

TORONTO (AP) — Think of movies about the financial system and your mind is almost sure to go to Gordon Gekko and “Wall Street” or Leonardo DiCaprio’s gyrating Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street.
In Toronto, Paul Simon takes a bow with a new career-spanning documentary

In Toronto, Paul Simon takes a bow with a new career-spanning documentary

TORONTO (AP) — After a three-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life, Paul Simon had only sympathy for the audience.
TIFF 2023: Jessica Yu on directing Sandra Oh's zany performance in 'Quiz Lady'

TIFF 2023: Jessica Yu on directing Sandra Oh's zany performance in 'Quiz Lady'

TORONTO — There's been lots of talk about "Quiz Lady" co-stars Sandra Oh and Awkwafina playing against type in the odd-couple sibling comedy, but director Jessica Yu says she didn't see it that way.
Patricia Arquette mixes strike anxiety with TIFF support at festivals tribute awards

Patricia Arquette mixes strike anxiety with TIFF support at festivals tribute awards

TORONTO — With talk of the dual Hollywood strikes looming in the background, three Oscar winners gathered at the TIFF Tribute Awards on Sunday to celebrate cinema and receive honours for their own contributions to the movies.