Toronto Film Festival Announces Its Upcoming Slate

In the first of several announcements in the coming weeks, the Toronto Film Festival, arguably the most important international film event after Cannes, will play host to a number of high profile films. The Festival will open on September 8 with FROM THE SKY DOWN, a documentary about the rock group U2, directed by Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH). Other high profile films to screen in the Festival’s Gala section include MONEYBALL, a baseball drama starring Brad Pitt; W.E., the sophomore directorial effort by Madonna and Festival favorite George Clooney’s latest turn as a director, THE IDES OF MARCH. In all, the Festival will present over 30 world premieres from such prestigious world cinema icons as Bruce Beresford, Luc Besson, Cameron Crowe, Terence Davies, Mathieu Demy, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, Roland Emmerich, Francis Ford Coppola, Marc Foster, Rodrigo Garcia, Lasse Hallstrom, Huh Jong-ho, Cédric Khan, Derick Martini, Fernando Meirelles, Oren Moverman, Alexander Payne, Sarah Polley, Jennifer Westfeldt, Michael Winterbottom and Wang Xiaoshuai. For more information on this year’s TIFF, visit: www.tiff.net

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