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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

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Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »

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And just like that new Tom Hiddleston and Sandra Bullock flicks are headed to Toronto

18 August 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins.  While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening.  Especially when it's your 40th anniversary.  Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Tiff 2015 adds to its Gala and Special Presentation Programme lineups

18 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While the Toronto International Film Festival showcases, among its lineups, genre films, Canadian films, and features from notable underseen filmmakers and countries, the festival has also become a premier destination for high-profile features, features that often go on to become major contenders during the awards circuit that follows after a few months. These films are often found in the Gala and Special Presentations Programme, with the Gala Programme focusing on films that garner interest among the festival goers. Special Presentations, on the other hand, showcases key premieres.

Following the first wave lineup announcement, the festival has now announced additions to both Programmes. Pace Cabezas’ Mr. Right will be the closing night film for the 2015 Festival. The full list of additions, along with the official synopsis of each film, can be seen below.

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Disorder, directed by Alice Winocour, making its North American Premiere

In this masterfully engineered thriller, a young »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Tiff announces City To City, closing night

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom GeensCouple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-JonesUrban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.

The world premiere of Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already is among five additions to the galas alongside Mr. Right, an action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Matthew Cullen’s Martin Amis adaptation London Fields and David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis get first public screenings in the Special Presentations roster with I Saw The Light.

Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival Announces Galas, Opening Night Film

18 August 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015. Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will be the Closing Night. The rest of the lineup include a few to look foward to, »

- Sasha Stone

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

18 August 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, »

- Jennie Punter

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Ryan Reynolds' 'Mississippi Grind' to Get DirecTV Release Ahead of Theatrical Debut

17 August 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Ryan Reynolds starrer Mississippi Grind is bowing exclusively on DirecTV Cinema, beginning now through Sept. 23. The film, which A24 will release Sept. 25, is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and also stars Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies), Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy) and Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave). By bowing six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, Mississippi Grind eclipses the previous 30-day window on A24-DirecTV movies. A24 and DirecTV formed a partnership to release films exclusively on DirecTV during a 30-day window prior to their

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Mississippi Grind’ Launches on DirecTV VOD Ahead of Theater Release

17 August 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gambling drama “Mississippi Grind,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, is launching on DirecTV VOD, six weeks before its September 25 theatrical debut.

The film became available Aug. 13 for 72-hour rental in Blu-ray format for $12.99 and in standard-definition for $11.99.

Mendelsohn plays a troubled gambler whose luck turns when he meets Reynolds’ nonchalant poker player. They embark on a road trip and visit seemingly every bar, racetrack, casino and pool hall they can find.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden directed “Mississippi Grind,” which also stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert and Alfre Woodard.

Mississippi Grind” is one of the highest-profile films to emerge from the 2-year-old A24-DirecTV partnership to release movies exclusively on the satellite TV provider before they hit theaters. Other titles have included Charlize Theron’s thriller “Dark Places”; the Aubrey Plaza-starrer “Life After Beth”; Atom Egoyan’s “Captive,” starring Ryan Reynolds; and Julius Avery’s directorial debut, »

- Dave McNary

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Interview: Ben Mendelsohn On 'Mississippi Grind,' 'Blackbird,' Gareth Edwards And 'Rogue One'

29 July 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Mississippi Grind," the new film from directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (review), may be a two-hander (as you can tell from this new trailer), but the focus and the driver of the action is undoubtedly Gerry, the character played by Ben Mendelsohn. Emerging from the film's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival gala screening, I found myself trying to work out what exactly it was about the Australian actor in that role that was so different from almost everything else we might know him from recently —his incendiary turn in "Starred Up," his breakout "Animal Kingdom," his memorable supporting appearances in "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Killing Them Softly," his pivotal performance in Netflix's "Bloodline." The closest I got was that as messed up and flawed as the character is (it's no spoiler to say he's an inveterate gambling addict), Gerry has no violence in him —in fact, he »

- Jessica Kiang

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Ryan Reynolds becomes Ben Mendelsohn's "lucky charm" in the Mississippi Grind trailer

24 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Reynolds ends up as Ben Mendelsohn's "lucky charm" in the Mississippi Grind trailer.

Co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck bring viewers on a road trip filled to the brim with self-destructive behaviour in the comedy-drama.

A gambler (Mendelsohn) is down on his luck and in massive debt to some very dangerous people, until he meets a carefree younger man (Reynolds) who could hold the key to his redemption.

Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton and Alfre Woodard also appear in Mississippi Grind as the duo take a wild road trip of a lifetime.

Writer-directors Boden and Fleck are best known for the hit indie drama Half Nelson, for which Ryan Gosling earned an Academy Award nomination.

Mississippi Grind bows on September 25 in the Us. »

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Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' Mississippi Grind Poker Film

23 July 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

A24 has unveiled the first trailer for "Mississippi Grind," a Sundance drama that stars Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Analeigh Tipton and Robin Weigert. Check it out below. Plot: Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry (Mendelsohn) teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis (Reynolds), in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost. The new movie is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the filmmakers behind "Sugar" and "Half Nelson." It's set to hit theaters on September 25th. Trailer: »

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Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn Need to Win Cash Asap in the Mississippi Grind Trailer

23 July 2015 12:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Mendelsohn's character can't catch a break, can't go home empty-handed, and definitely can't stop betting. That unfortunate combo is just swell for us because it means we essentially get to watch a gambling Danny Rayburn team up with Ryan Reynolds's best poker face to make bad decisions all throughout the South. Cha-ching. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Mississippi Grind (which was one of our big Sundance films to know) also has Sienna MillerAlfre Woodard, and Analeigh Tipton, and hits theaters September 25. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Ifp Project Forum

22 July 2015 9:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than half of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (Ifp) 140 titles at the upcoming Project Forum in Septembers’ Ifp Independent Film Week hail from women.

Announcing the slate on Wednesday, Ifp executive director Joana Vicente noted the strong representation of women when she praised the organisation’s “long-standing history of supporting diverse voices.”

In recent years Ifp has played a key role in launching the first films of many of today’s most adventurous women filmmakers including Desiree AkhavanAnna BodenRama BurshteinDebra GranikLeah MeyerhoffLaura PoitrasGillian Robespierre and Dee Rees.

Under the curatorial leadership of deputy director/head of programming Amy Dotson and senior director of programming Milton Tabbot, this year’s nexus for filmmakers and executives comprises Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers programme, No Borders International Co-Production Market and Spotlight On Documentaries.

Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers highlights creative visionaries and showcases narrative features and web series in development new to the independent scene.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn are a gambling duo in ‘Mississippi Grind’ trailer

22 July 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Don’t think Ryan Reynolds is capable of being in smaller movies? Well this trailer for Mississippi Grind may just prove you wrong. The third feature from writer/directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson and It’s Kind of a Funny Story) stars Ben Mendelsohn as a gambler on the verge of running out of his luck who meets Reynolds’, a poker player who seems to have all of the luck. Here’s the synopsis:

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with a younger charismatic poker player named Curtis in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost.

What looks to be a thoughtful character piece sure has an interesting duo at the forefront. Reynolds has had his odd share of pairings (he and Jeff Bridges in R. »

- Sarah Pearce Lord

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Ryan Reynolds Gets into the Mississippi Grind in Drama’s Trailer and Poster

22 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn‘s luck is unexpectedly starting to improve in the newly released poster and trailer for their upcoming drama, ‘Mississippi Grind.’ The assets for the film were unveiled by its distributor, A24, which will distribute the movie in theaters on September 25, and on DirecTV on August 13. ‘Mississippi Grind’ was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The duo previously penned and helmed several other films together, including the features ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story‘ and ‘Sugar,’ as well as the documentary ‘Young Rebels.’ Besides Reynolds and Mendelsohn, the drama also stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert and Alfre Woodard. The following  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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High female count among 140 Project Forum entries

22 July 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than half of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (Ifp) 140 titles at the upcoming Project Forum in Septembers’ Ifp Independent Film Week hail from women.

Announcing the slate on Wednesday, Ifp executive director Joana Vicente noted the strong representation of women when she praised the organisation’s “long-standing history of supporting diverse voices.”

In recent years Ifp has played a key role in launching the first films of many of today’s most adventurous women filmmakers including Desiree AkhavanAnna BodenRama BurshteinDebra GranikLeah MeyerhoffLaura PoitrasGillian Robespierre and Dee Rees.

Under the curatorial leadership of deputy director/head of programming Amy Dotson and senior director of programming Milton Tabbot, this year’s nexus for filmmakers and executives comprises Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers programme, No Borders International Co-Production Market and Spotlight On Documentaries.

Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers highlights creative visionaries and showcases narrative features and web series in development new to the independent scene.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch: Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn in 'Mississippi Grind' Trailer

22 July 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Want to know why? I don't care about winning." A24 has debuted the first official trailer for Mississippi Grind, an indie drama from Sundance this year. Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, the filmmakers behind Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Half Nelson, Mississippi Grind stars Ben Mendelsohn as a down-on-his-luck poker player who teams up with a younger player, played by Ryan Reynolds, in hopes of changing his luck. The cast also includes Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton and Robin Weigert. As much as I admire these filmmakers, and love these two actors, this doesn't look like anything besides yet another gambling-is-bad, try-to-get-out-of-debt but it goes wrong movie. This may be all about the performances. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck's Mississippi Grind, direct from A24: Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, »

- Alex Billington

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The Grandeur of Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds in 'Mississippi Grind' (Trailer)

22 July 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A lot of people in Karlovy Vary (and elsewhere) are talking about Ben Mendelsohn’s performance in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s “Mississippi Grind,” and with good reason; he’s brilliant in it. But as good as he is I don’t think you can separate his performance from that of his co-star Ryan Reynolds, whose charming, affable Curtis offers Mendelsohn’s schlubby, sad-sack Gerry a lifeline, as he does the film. Without Curtis, we would bail on Gerry about as fast as you can say, “weak link,” despite his sweet nature. Both are gamblers, Gerry of the unstoppable variety. He’ll do almost anything to get money to use on a poker game or at the casino, including steal from his ex-wife, always with the hope that he’ll hit it big and can pay back everyone he owes, which is just about everyone he knows. And then one night big, »

- Tom Christie

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First trailer for Mississippi Grind starring Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds

22 July 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After we revealed the first poster for the film yesterday, A24 Films has now unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming gambling drama Mississippi Grind, which you can view in the player below!

Gerry is a talented, but struggling poker player about to be swallowed up by his unshakeable gambling habit. But his luck begins to change after he meets the young, charismatic Curtis. Gerry convinces his new lucky charm to hit the road with him, towards a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. The highs and lows unveil the duo’s true characters and motivations, and an undeniable bond forms between them.

Mississippi Grind is directed and written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), the film features Ben Mendelsohn (Lost River), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Analeigh Tipton (Two Night Stand), and Alfre Woodard (Annabelle) and is scheduled for release on September 25th in the Us. »

- Scott J. Davis

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