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TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival stepped into the “Lymelife” on Thursday, scheduling a world premiere for the Derick Martini dramedy in its Discovery sidebar.
The indie film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Alec Baldwin and Emma Roberts, portrays life in late 1970s Long Island through the eyes of a 15-year-old (Rory Culkin).
Other world premieres booked for the Discovery section include Brian Goodman’s “What Doesn’t Kill You,” an autobiographical crime drama starring Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo; Tatia Rosenthal’s stop-motion animated film “$9.99”; Matt Aselton’s “Gigantic,” starring Paul Dano and John Goodman; Nik Fackler’s Christmas romance “Lovely, Still,” toplined by Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn; and Cyrus Nowrasteh’s “The Stoning of Soraya M,” which stars Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Also Toronto bound are Maria Govan’s “Rain,” Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sorhaug’s “Cold Lunch,” Hajime Kadoi’s “Vacation” and British director Duane Hopkins’ “Better Things.”
Toronto earlier announced Steve McQueen’s “Hunger,” Barry Jenkins’ “Medicine for Melancholy” and Gabriel Medina’s “The Paranoids” for the sidebar.
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