TIFF 2013 Releases Schedule and Final Announcements
We are now less than two weeks away from when the Toronto International Film Festival tickets go on sale to the public and a mere 16 days away from the start of the actual festivities. On Tuesday morning, another slew of films were announced along with the schedule itself and a long list of celebrities set to attend the festival. I don’t know about you, but the anticipation is overwhelming me. I suppose the nervousness and excitement will dissipate somewhat when I actually know what screenings I will be attending, or it could skyrocket even higher. Either way, this is shaping up to be one hell of a festival!
Now, for those attending, or those simply who’d like to know what’s going on and when, you can find the full schedule by clicking here.
FInal Film List and Programmes:
If you’d like to know what films are playing at the festival, you can click here for the entire list or click the TIFF button in the main menu at the top of this page. You can also find all the programmes offered by the festival by clicking here. Essentially, all films screening at the festival are divided into groups for attendees to better understand what type of genre and themes the film will contain.
Perhaps the most exciting news released Tuesday morning was the endless list of celebrities ready to attend the festival. Amongst the names are Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Rebecca Hall, Josh Broliin, Alan RIckman, Clive Owen, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hiddleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicholas Cage, Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ben Foster, Anton Yelchin, Liam Neeson, James McAvoy, Nicole Kidman, Felicity Jones, Ed Harris, Spike Jonze, Melissa George, Paul Giamatti, Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Gadon, Colin Firth, Michael Fassbender, Jesse Eisenberg, Sandra Bullock, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Mia Waikowska, Owen Wilson, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Keanu Reeves, Keira Knightley, Matthew McConaughey, Ti West, Eli Roth, Daniel Radcliffe, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Oliva Wilde, Mike Myers, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, and Thandie Newton, just to name what I feel to be the most important. And honestly, I couldn’t type any more names. There is a bunch more on the list you can find here. Also, these are just the people confirmed thus far, it is expected that the likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt, amongst others will be attending.
Jason Reitman’s Live Read:
You can find all the information below, provided by the TIFF website.
The Festival proudly welcomes back Jason Reitman’s Live Read — a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. With no rehearsal, the actors come together for a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction. In 2012, the Festival welcomed Reitman and an all-star cast — including Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Adam Driver, Sarah Gadon and George Stroumboulopoulos — for a live table read of Alan Ball’s screenplay for American Beauty. This year, Reitman is back with a surprise script from a modern classic and a new cast at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 6. Details, including cast and script, for the 2013 Live Read event will be announced in early September.
New this year, audiences are invited to be part of the action with two official Festival selections and two special screenings presented in spectacular IMAX. The two films will be Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Keanu Reeves “Man of Tai Chi.”
Next Wave and Manifesto Announced:
You can find another plethora of titles announced by clicking here.
New Galas and Special Presentations:
Metallica Through the Never: Nimród Antal, Canada/USA, World Premiere
Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines) stars as a Metallica roadie dispatched to hell and back in this mind-blowing mash-up of concert film and post-apocalyptic adventure, presented in IMAX 3D.
The Wizard of Oz: Victor Fleming, USA, World Premiere
Experience Judy Garland’s over-the-rainbow adventure in vivid new detail with this IMAX 3D presentation of Victor Fleming’s family classic.
10th Midnight Madness Film Unveiled:
Witching & Bitching:
Fleeing through the impenetrable forests of the Basque countryside after a jewel heist, a hapless band of robbers runs afoul of a coven of witches, in this madcap supernatural spectacle from Spanish genre specialist Alex de la Iglesia (The Last Circus).
Okay then, that’ll do it for the pre-TIFF announcements. The Cinema Monster will be covering the festival in full, providing reviews, news, and Q and A’s as often as possible, make sure to follow our website to keep up with the festival. Also, follow The Cinema Monster on Twitter (@cinema_monster) and Facebook for up-to-the-minute news and posts, not to mention special pictures and videos provided by me from the screenings. Have a great week!
Posted on August 20, 2013, in TIFF and tagged Aniston, Brody, Brolin, Bullock, Cage, Chastain, Clooney, Cotillard, Cuaron, Cumberbatch, Edgerton, Eisenberg, Ejiofor, Elba, Fassbender, Felicity Jones, Fiennes, Firth, Foster, Franco, Gadon, Garner, Geroge, Giamatti, Gyllenhaal, Hall, Harris, Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Jackman, Johansson, Kidman, Knightley, Kunis, Law, Levitt, McAvoy, McConaughey, McQueen, Myers, Neeson, Newton, Olsen, Owen, Paulson, Pitt, Radcliffe, Reeves, Reitman, Reviews: TIFF 2013, Rickman, Roberts, Roth, Ruffalo, Spike Jones, Streep, TIFF, Wasikowska, West, Wilde, Wilkinson, Wilson, Winslet, Witherspoon, Yelchin. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.
Melissa George…. drool…..
I know…love her….
I wish I wasn’t so poor so I could attend. The line-up looks so good!
I wish you weren’t so poor so I could have someone to go to all these screenings with :). Should be a good one…
You know, I’m about to cry! The Wind Rises shows on the Sunday that my friend specifically that day has plans….so I’m thinking. A crazy day trip to Toronto :P LOL!
That sucks, I wouldn’t mind checking that film out, see what all the hypes about. You should defintely come to T.O for the festivities!
That I am! Just need to sit my friend down and discuss what she wants to try and get tickets for. We’re still going the weekend before but because she already has plans on the weekend of The Wind Rises, we couldn’t postpone. Maybe you want to go with me? haha!
LOL sounds good! I still need to figure out my schedule so it’s a wait and see type deal. Are you for sure coming down for the festival?
I am! I’m probably going to do the Saturday September 7. If there’s something on Sunday late morning, then maybe I’ll try to squeeze another movie in. I need to take another look at the schedule tonight.
Well, I should probably roll out the welcome wagon, seeing as this is your first time commenting…I think :). Welcome to The Cinema Monster, hope you like what you see. Make sure to stop by during TIFF, lots of fun stuff happening then. As always, love conversing with fellow bloggers so feel free to voice your opinion :). Love your site by the way, great stuff!
Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words!
This sounds amazing. Wish I could go
Same here, would be awesome to catch a film with you :).
Yeah sadly I live over 3000 miles away! Have you applied for a press pass? I got one for the Edinburgh film fest
Lol, yeah. I tried to grab one, unfortunately it is insanely hard and complicated to get one :(.
This is shaping up to be one hell of a festival. Such a great lineup and the guest list is INSANE. Jason Reitman’s Live Read sounds very interesting and I imagine it’d be so cool seeing Gravity on IMAX. Have a lot of fun; can’t wait for your coverage!
I know, should be one of the best! Thanks a bunch, I’ll do my best to keep everyone posted!