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On Friday, TIFF organizers also added Julia, the Julia Child documentary by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, into its TIFF Docs section, while Netflix’s upcoming series Colin in Black & White, about NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick growing up and co-created by Ava DuVernay and Kaepernick, joins the Primetime sidebar.
The Forgiven is a movie adaptation of Lawrence Osborne’s 2012 novel of the same name about a clash of worlds between Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors during a week-long decadent party. Julia portrays the famed TV chef and author in a film from the RBG filmmakers West and Cohen and set for a release by Sony Pictures Classics.
Toronto’s Primetime program of TV series has programmed world premieres for Netflix’s limited series Colin in Black and White, a six-episode, half-hour series that explores Kaepernick’s adolescence, and the South Korean series Hellbound by Yeon Sang-ho. There’s also an international premiere for the New Zealand series The Panthers, by Tom Hern and Halaifonua Finau, and a North American bow for the Canadian comedy Sort Of, from Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo.
And Dialogues, part of Toronto’s industry-focused program, will include conversations with Oscar-nominated screenwriters Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Sterlin Harjo, Beba director Rebeca Huntt, Comala director Gian Cassini and Oscar winners E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.
The Visionaries program will include a conversation with Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley about their 20-year tenure running the specialty film studio Searchlight Pictures and their retirement two years after the Disney-Fox merger. And TIFF’s industry program’s Perspectives series on hot-button issues will include panels on diversity in film criticism, narrative sovereignty for Indigenous filmmakers and “dismantling” toxic film sets.
The Toronto Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 9 to 18.
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