TIFF: Fox Searchlight Pictures is presenting the following films at the 2019 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

LUCY IN THE SKY

Release:                                               October 4, 2019

Directed by:                                        Noah Hawley

Story by:                                              Brian C Brown & Elliott DiGuiseppi

Screenplay by:                                   Brian C Brown & Elliott DiGuiseppi and Noah Hawley

Produced by:                                      Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, p.g.a., Noah Hawley, p.g.a., John Cameron, p.g.a.

Cast:                                                      Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Colman Domingo, Pearl Amanda Dickson and Ellen Burstyn

In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, her connected with reality slowly unravels.

this film is rated R and has a running time of 124 minutes

SCREENINGS:

DATE                                                       TIME                                                       TYPE                                       LOCATION

Wednesday, September 11th       9:00pm                                                 Special Presentation       Princess of Wales

**Screening introduced by Noah Hawley, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz. Q&A to follow.

Thursday, September 12th            2:30pm                                                 Public 2                                 Princess of Wales

Friday, September 13th                  1:00pm                                                 Public 3                                 Elgin Theatre

Sunday, September 15th                5:45pm                                                 Public 4                                 Scotiabank 12 (IMAX)

JOJO RABBIT

Release:                                               October 18, 2019

Directed by:                                        Taika Waititi

Screenplay by:                                   Taika Waititi, based upon the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens

Produced by:                                      Carthew Neal, p.g.a.,Taika Waititi, p.g.a., Chelsea Winstanley

Cast:                                                      Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie                                                                 Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

this film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 108 minutes

SCREENINGS:

DATE                                                       TIME                                                       TYPE                                       LOCATION

Sunday, September 8th                  9:30pm                                                 Public 1                                 Princess of Wales Theatre

**Screening introduced by Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Stephen Merchant & Alfie Allen, Carthew Neal, Chelsea Winstanley. Q&A to follow.  

Monday, September 9th                 10:00am                                               Public 2                                 Elgin Theatre

Friday, September 13th                  9:30pm                                                 Public 3                                 Winter Garden Theatre

Sunday, September 15th                12:00pm                                               Public 4                                 Ryerson Theatre

A HIDDEN LIFE

Release:                                               December 13, 2019

Directed by:                                        Terrence Malick

Written by:                                         Terrence Malick

Produced by:                                      Grant Hill, p.g.a., Dario Bergesio, Josh Jeter, Elisabeth Bentley

Cast:                                                      August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuh user, Ulrich Matthes

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz J gerst tter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.

This film is Rated PG-13 and has a running time of 173 minutes

SCREENINGS:

DATE                                                       TIME                                                       TYPE                                       LOCATION

Monday, September 9th                1:00pm                                                 Public 1                                 Elgin Theatre

**Screening introduced by August Diehl and Valerie Pachner Q&A to follow.

Wednesday, September 11th       2:30pm                                                 Public 2                                 Scotiabank 4

Friday, September 13th                  3:00pm                                                 Public 3                                 Scotiabank 1

Saturday, September 14th             9:00am 

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

Release:                                               2020

Directed by:                                        Armando Iannucci

Written by:                                         Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell

Based on the novel by:                   Charles Dickens

Produced by:                                      Kevin Loader, Armando Iannucci

Cast:                                                      Dev Patel, Anuerin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whitshaw

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD masterfully tells the story of Charles Dickens’ remarkable character David Copperfield, giving the tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Iannucci (IN THE LOOP; THE DEATH OF STALIN; HBO’s VEEP) and co-writer Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP; HBO’s SUCCESSION) have crafted a story of a man whose roguespirit carries him through a colorful life of poverty and opulence. The film follows David, a burgeoning young writer, from orphaned infancy to adulthood as he befriends a collection of eccentric characters on a journeyof love, acceptance and self-discovery in Victorian England.

this film is NOT RATED and has a running time of 116 minutes

SCREENINGS:

DATE                                                       TIME                                                       TYPE                                       LOCATION

Thursday, September 5th               9:00pm                                                 Special Presentation       Princess of Wales

**Screening introduced by Armando Iannucci, Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Aimee Kelly. Q&A to follow.

Friday, September 6th                     2:30pm                                                 Public 2                                 Princess of Wales

Saturday, September 14th             12:45pm                                               Public 3                                 Scotiabank 14

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