Reel Talk: Sneak Preview

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Be the first to see some of the year's most exciting new films! Reel Talk: Sneak Preview focuses on English-language independent cinema and is hosted by Jesse Wente, Head of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and Adam Nayman, contributing editor for Cinema Scope and POV Magazine.

Guest Biographies

    • Jesse Wente
    • Jesse Wente is the Head of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox. His responsibilities include film scheduling, programming new releases and overseeing series and TIFF Cinematheque programming. Some of his contributions to programming since the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox in September 2010 include retrospectives on Roman Polanski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ousmane Sembène and Studio Ghibli. The landmark film programme First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition and its accompanying gallery exhibition Home on Native Land, marked Wente's first major curatorial project at TIFF Bell Lightbox. In the summer of 2013, he programmed the major film series TOGA! The Reinvention of American Comedy, which included an Animal House reunion.
    • Adam Nayman
    • Adam Nayman is a contributing editor for Cinema Scope and POV Magazine. His writing has been featured in The Grid, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Sight and Sound, Reverse Shot, Cineaste, Elle Canada and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at the University of Toronto and lectures on documentary film at Ryerson. He has just completed his first book, a critical study of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, for ECW Press, and is researching a book project about the Coen brothers.