News & Events
Michael Mann: Running to Stand Still
January 22, 2015
The release of Michael Mann’s new cyber-thriller Blackhat has occasioned a surge of online writing about the director’s work. As TIFF’s series Neon Nights: The Films of Michael Mann provides an opportunity to revisit the filmmaker’s theatrical features, Adam Nayman examines how the themes and aesthetics of Mann’s films grew out of his work for television.
Bundle Up! TIFF's Winter Season is a Flurry of Fun
January 14, 2015
TORONTO — Dash through the snow and dive under a warm blanket of cinematic escape at TIFF Bell Lightbox this winter. Major filmmaker retrospectives, notable special guests, engaging free programming, inspiring film workshops for kids and an inimitable roster of new releases will warm audiences beginning January 29.
Xavier Dolan Video Essay
January 5, 2015
Created by The Seventh Art and sponsored by TIFF, this video essay examines the oeuvre of celebrated filmmaker Xavier Dolan. His latest film, Mommy, is playing as part of the 14th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival.
Way Beyond Avatar: 9 Films That Take 3D Deeper
November 18, 2014
Adieu au langage may be one of the most dazzling 3D movies ever made, but Jean-Luc Godard is not the first auteur to venture into the world of stereoscopic cinema.
VIDEO: 2001: A Space Odyssey Introduced by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
November 12, 2014
The stars of Stanley Kubrick's epic 2001: A Space Odyssey sit down with Jesse Wente to talk about the experience of making the film and its massive influence.
NOW Magazine Gives TIFF's Kubrick Retrospective A Perfect 5-N Rating
October 30, 2014
Our Kubrick film retrospective, Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey, starts tomorrow, and Toronto's NOW Magazine has given it a perfect rating of five N's.
The F-Word(s): Kubrick's Women by Adam Nayman
October 29, 2014
"Of all the critical brickbats hurled at Kubrick over the years... the ones that left a mark had to do with his films’ portrayal of women." How did Stanley Kubrick portray women in his films? And what might those portrayals mean? Adam Nayman looks into the great filmmaker's work for answers.
VIDEO PREMIERE: Daniel Lanois's Sioux Lookout
October 27, 2014
In the lead up to our In Conversation With... Daniel Lanois event, on November 5, we're excited to premiere the seductive and entrancing new video for the song "Sioux Lookout" - a film by Adam CK Vollick and Daniel Lanois with Carolina Cerisola.
Listen Up Readers: Five Must Reads from Director Alex Ross Perry
October 24, 2014
The director of the literary-minded Listen Up Philip (now playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox!) offers up his suggested reading list.
Within and Without the Frame: Godard Forever Part Two in Six Images
October 16, 2014
With our Godard Forever Part Two retrospective in full swing, film critic Jason Anderson offers some tips on how to navigate the "jarring, startling and brusque" (but often beautiful) imagery of the filmmaker's post-1960s output. Not sure where to start? Start here...
Want to Know What Bill Murray Thinks About Ghostbusters? Of Course You Do...
October 9, 2014
Did Bill Murray know he had a hit on his hands when he was shooting Ghostbusters? Well, let's say that he stopped showing up on time for work. Check out this video of him telling the story.
Jesse Wente on Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey
October 8, 2014
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition is coming to TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, alongside a retrospective of Kubrick's filmography. Jesse Wente offers a brief overview of the master filmmaker's life and career.