Sarah Polley live at TIFF

Director, actor, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, and author Sarah Polley joins us in person for the Canadian launch of her debut collection of essays, Run Towards the Danger. Polley will discuss the complex process of exploring these personal stories from her life, the strategy in overcoming past trauma that helped her find a path forward, and the fallibility of our own memories.

This event is presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada and is generously supported by the RBC Women Creators’ Initiative.


Each ticket for this event comes with a pre-signed copy of Run Towards the Danger. Copies will be personally signed by Sarah Polley and can be picked up in-person at TIFF Bell Lightbox as of March 2.

Price points:

Tier A$50$55
Tier B$47$50
Tier C$42$45

When to Buy

  • February 23 at 10am: Exclusive pre-sale for TIFF Members
  • March 2 at 10am: Public on-sale

Prices include taxes and fees. TIFF prefers Visa.

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Wed, Mar 23


TIFF Bell Lightbox @ 7:00pm

Sarah Polley is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor. She made her feature directorial debut with the drama Away from Her (06), which earned an Oscar nomination for her screenplay, adapted from Alice Munro’s short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain.” Polley’s other projects include the romantic comedy Take This Waltz (11); the documentary film Stories We Tell (12), which won the New York Film Critics Circle prize and the National Board of Review award for best documentary; and the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace (17). Polley began her acting career as a child, starring in many productions for film and television.

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