The 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival held premieres, photocalls and press conferences for the following movies: Argo, The Sessions, Cloud Atlas, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Impossible, Seven Psychopaths, Imogen, The Master, West of Memphis, and What Maisie Knew.
The cast of Argo attend the film’s photocall and premiere at TIFF. Writer/actor/director/producer Ben Affleck were joined at the event by Bryan Cranston, Rory Cochrane, Victor Garber, Scoot McNairy, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan, Kerry Bishe, and John Goodman. The story follows a daring rescue attempt of six U.S. foreign service members by the governments of the U.S. and Canada during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The movie is in theatres October 12.
William H. Macy, Helen Hunt and John Hawkes attend The Sessions photocall at TIFF. The film was written and directed by Ben Lewin and is based on a true story. Hawkes plays poet Mark O’Brien who was paralyzed from the neck down from polio. He hires a sex surrogate, Cheryl Cohen Greene played by Helen Hunt to help him lose his virginity.
Tom Hanks and Halle Berry attend the Cloud Atlas press conference at TIFF. The film by The Wachowski siblings is based on the novel of the same name by British author David Mitchell. It’s an epic story about humanity in which the actions of the past, present and future impact one another. The film opens in theatres October 26.
Riz Ahmed and Kata Hudson attend The Reluctant Fundamentalist premiere at TIFF. The drama directed by Mira Nair is based on a the novel by Moshin Hamid. Ahmed plays a young Muslim professor who meets an American journalist played by Liev Schreiber at a cafe and tells him about his love affair with an American woman played by Kate Hudson.
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts attend the premiere of The Impossible at TIFF. The film by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona is based on a true story of a family trying desperately to reunite after the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia.
The cast of Seven Psychopaths attend the film’s premiere at TIFF. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Olga Kurylenko were present for the In Bruges director, Martin McDonagh’s upcoming film. The movie is about a screen writer played by Colin Farrell who gets wrapped up with dangerous criminals after his friend played by Sam Rockwell kidnaps the beloved dog of a psychotic crime lord played by Woody Harrelson. The film is in theatres October 12.
Kristen Wigg and Darren Criss attend the TIFF premiere of their upcoming film, Imogen. The dark comedy stars Wigg as a New York playwright who fakes a suicide to get her ex-boyfriend’s attention. The plan doesn’t go off as plan and she winds up moving to New Jersey to live with mother played by Annette Bening. Darren Criss plays her younger love interest.
Amy Adams attends The Masters premiere at TIFF. The drama was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic intellectual who starts a faith-based organization in the 1950s. Joaquin Phoenix plays a drifter who becomes the right-hand man to Hoffman’s character.
Johnny Depp and Dixie Chicks lead singer, Natalie Maines come out to support the documentary, West of Memphis by attending the film’s premiere at TIFF. The documentary film was produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Amy J. Berg. The film follows the events involving the West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly. At the time of the arrest, the three men were teenagers who were convicted of the murders of three 8-year old children. They remained in prison for 18 years and were subsequently released.
Julianne Moore and True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard attend the What Maisie Knew premiere at TIFF. The film is adapted from the Henry James novel of the same name and is set in present day New York. Moore stars as a rock and roll icon who divorces her art dealer husband played by Steve Coogan. Their daughter Maisie gets shuttled back and forth between the two as they start new lives with much younger partners. Skarsgard plays the second husband of Moore’s character.