Mamo #371: Unexpected Pregnancies at TIFF 2014

Mamo!

It’s film festival time! As Matt & Matt prepare to step into their complex plans for the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, it’s time to have a quick look through the book and talk about the programs and films that are getting it done this year. Madness! Vanguard! Docs! Masters! It’s all here!

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Rick Vance
Guest

Can’t wait to listen doing, 10(MM Pack) + Whatever random movies I want to fit in before those screenings on the days.

Sean Kelly
Guest

There were actually some great selections at Hot Docs this year. I highly recommend checking out THE OVERNIGHTERS when it opens this fall.

As for TIFF, I’m still going to figure out the way I am going to proceed. After seeing a record high of six Madness Madness screenings last year (I usually only saw two or three at Midnight), I’m probably going to cut back and see only 4 midnight screenings (though I’ll probably check out repeat screenings of a few of the others).

Altogether, I’m probably be going to 19 films during the festival. I’m trying to be a bit more open to smaller films this year (there are a lot of Canadian debuts on my shortlist this year).

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Outside of the Wiseman doc and me keeping up with THE YES MEN, I’d say the Doc section is suprisingly not appealing to me this year, after three or four great years in a row, it’s time to take a break from that program.

Rick Vance
Guest

The doc that looks good to me is the one in the City to City program, A Dream of Iron

Sean Kelly
Guest

You aren’t interested in THE LOOK OF SILENCE (the follow-up to THE ACT OF KILLING)?

Matthew Price
Guest

Yeah, there are a couple of standout scenes, but Act of Killing was one of the most overhyped things I saw last year. What is the big revelation – that people have an almost limitless capacity to equivocate away their evil deeds without displaying remorse? DUH

Sean Kelly
Guest

Anyone else hear of a case of a distributor buying the release rights for a film, prior to its world premiere at a film festival, only to then decide to pull it from the festival?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arnold-schwarzeneggers-maggie-sells-lionsgate-728165

Kurt
Guest

That confirms why it disappeared from the public ticket selection yesterday. I kinda guessed it was something like this, and I don’t believe that it was the first time a film was pulled from a festival the size of TIFF at the last minute.