Toronto International Film Festival: Expected Guests and Some Notable Films

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The 44th Toronto International Film Festival starts next week and the highly anticipated guest list has been revealed. The seven page list is filled with notable names such as Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hanks, Christian Bale, Daniel Craig, Russell Crowe, Jamie Dornan, Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, and Joaquin Phoenix, among many others. You can see the full guest list here.

The festival, which takes place September 5-15, is filled with notable titles. Joaquin Phoenix’s standalone villain film Joker, Rian’s Johnson’s star-studded mystery Knives Out, Robert Pattinson’s The Lighthouse, Taika Waititi’s World War II flick Jojo Rabbit (starring himself as Adolf Hitler), Tom Hanks’ Fred Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Sebastian Stan’s Endings, Beginnings, and Cynthia Ervivo’s Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet are among many impressive titles being featured at the event this year.

Image courtesy of IMDb.

The festival will be opening with director Daniel Roher’s Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. The film stars Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Robbie Robertson, and others as themselves and is inspired by Robertson’s memoir Testimony. Documentary style, the film takes you through the story of Canadian legend Robbie Robertson and his part in the rock group The Band.

Rosamund Pike in ‘Radioactive’. Image courtesy of IMDb.

Closing out TIFF ’19 will be Radioactive by Marjane Satrapi, the incredible true story of Marie Curie, the esteemed scientist and first ever female to win a prestigious scientific award — the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium in 1903 and for her work in radioactivity in 1911. Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Aneurin Barnard.

You can find the complete festival schedule here and tickets here.

Planning on attending any TIFF showings? Let us know which ones in the comments!

Please note: All guest appearances are subject to change.

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Kaity started with Harry Potter in second grade and it’s been a losing battle ever since, or maybe a winning one ... She lives in New England with a small herd of cats, two dogs, three chinchillas, and one daughter. You can definitely find her either watching anime, reading manga, or playing the same five video games over and over again. Contact: kaity@nerdsandbeyond.com
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