Engaging on-stage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.
For No Good Reason
Best known for the highly distinctive illustrations he produced to accompany Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo reportage, Ralph Steadman is the fascinating subject of this fun and insightful documentary — framed around a studio visit from Johnny Depp.
What is Cinema?
Featuring interviews with the likes of Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Robert Bresson and David Lynch, What is Cinema? is documentarian Chuck Workman’s engrossing visual essay about mastery of cinematic form. Our world premiere will be followed by a live conversation with Workman.
Made in America
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard joins us onstage for a live conversation, preceded by the world premiere of his star-studded concert documentary (screening at the Festival alongside Howard’s Rush), which recounts Jay Z’s rise to rap supremacy, as well as his preparations for the titular music festival he both curated and headlined.
With one of the greatest lineups ever assembled — Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Kanye West, Jon Bon Jovi, and Alicia Keys — this extraordinary concert film documents the event that would raise over 30 million dollars to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Following the screening, we are honoured to welcome concert co-organizer Harvey Weinstein for a live discussion.
Our Man in Tehran
Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, who facilitated the 1980 escape of six US Embassy workers during the Iran hostage crisis, takes us inside the true story behind the Academy Award-winning Argo in this fascinating, in-depth documentary portrait.
In a short span of time, our lives have been transformed by mobile phones and internet technologies — what does this mean, particularly for a generation who’s never known anything else? Beeban Kidron’s timely and insightful documentary encourages us to think critically about our adoption of technology.
I Am Somebody
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Women & Film Festival, co-founder, scholar and former TIFF programmer Kay Armatage joins us for a special onstage discussion with director Madeline Anderson, along with a special screening of Anderson’s 1969 short, I Am Somebody.