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Canadian Films Today at TIFF

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Photo of the Winter Garden Theatre during TIFF 2017.

Canadian Films Today at TIFF
by Staff

(September 14, 2018 – Toronto, ON) We’re now in the last few days of TIFF and time is beginning to run out to catch some of the Canadian films selected to be part of the 2018 festival.

There are two Canadian films today starting with Falls Around Her at 11:45AM at the Scotiabank Theatre. Tantoo Cardinal plays a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge — only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse’s riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation. This is the last screening of the film at TIFF. Click here for more about Falls Around Her.

The Lie screens today at 9:30PM at the Scotiabank Theatre. It’s a Hitchcock-style thriller from Toronto-born writer-director Veena Sud that costars Peter Sarsgaard and Mireille Enos. Click here for more about The Lie.

Canadian actors show up in a few films. Ryan Gosling stars Neil Armstrong in this biopic that traces his life from his entry into NASA’s astronaut program in 1961 to his epoch-making walk on the moon eight years later. The U.S. film is titled First Man and it screens at 6:00PM at the Scotiabank Theatre.

Also at the Scotiabank, it’s the final screening of Tell It to the Bees, this U.K. production costars Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger in a wrenching drama about a shunned small-town doctor and beekeeper in postwar Britain who befriends a struggling mother and son, helping them discover that love can be found in many forms.

Canadian-born directors always worth watching also show up on today’s schedule. Jason Reitman directs Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K Simmons in The Front Runner, an almost two hour biopic about US Senator Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign and his scandalous affair that derailed it. It’s playing this afternoon at 1:00 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

And Toronto-born writer-director Stella Meghie returns to TIFF with The Weekend. Known for Jean of the Joneses, Meghie returns with a romantic comedy about old love, new love, and learning to love oneself. Fronted by Saturday Night Live alumna Sasheer Zamata, The Weekend chronicles three days of seductions, sabotage, and secrets unearthed. It screens at the Ryerson Theatre at 6:00PM.

Click here for more about all the films on today’s schedule at TIFF.