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Telluride: With ‘Women Talking,’ Sarah Polley Brings ‘Fierce’ Lessons to Screen

When Sarah Polley was in her 20s, just starting to direct short films, she got lots of advice from female directors she worked with as an actor, like Kathryn Bigelow, Audrey Wells and Isabel Coixet. “These women grabbed onto me and said, ‘You’re doing it, and here’s how fierce you’re going to have to be,'” […]

‘Women Talking’ Review: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley Lead an Ace Ensemble in Sarah Polley’s Potent Drama

Premiering in Telluride, Polley’s drama centers on matters of justice, faith and awakening among women whose lives have been shaped and constricted by religious tradition.

Maria Schrader’s ‘She Said,’  Chinonye Chukwu’s ‘Till’ to World Premiere at New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival has unveiled its Spotlight section lineup, including the world premiere for Maria Schrader’s She Said, which is based on the landmark 2017 investigation that brought to light movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of serial sexual misconduct. The Universal film is based on Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s best-selling She Said: […]

Rooney Mara, Claire Foy Join Frances McDormand in ‘Women Talking’ From Plan B, Orion

Plan B Entertainment and MGM’s Orion Pictures have added Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley to the Women Talking adaptation already led by Frances McDormand. Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod and Ben Whishaw also boarded writer/director Sarah Polley’s feature adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name. The adaptation follows a group […]

Toronto Film Fest Launches “Stay-at-Home” Cinema With Virtual Q&As, Streaming Movies

Self-isolating Canadians are being invited to grab their popcorn and view virtual chats with Hollywood stars led by Toronto Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey, followed by movie screenings on the Crave streaming service.

Sean McCann, Actor in ‘Tommy Boy,’ ‘Chicago,’ Dies at 83

Prolific Canadian character actor Sean McCann, who played Lt. Jim Hogan on the 1980s CBS police drama 'Night Heat,' has died. He was 83.

Canadian Screen Awards: ‘Alias Grace,’ ‘Maudie,’ ‘Anne With an E’ Dominate

The Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins starrer 'Maudie' swept the film categories at the national screen awards.

Sarah Polley Calls Weinstein “One Festering Pustule in a Diseased Industry”

The director and actress also details her negative encounter with the movie mogul in a New York Times op-ed.

Toronto: Men Should Be as “Unsensitive as They Want,” Says ‘American Psycho’ Director

"I'd rather know what they [men] think. I'm kind of libertarian that way," Mary Harron revealed while in conversation at TIFF.

Top Directors Oppose Film and TV “Super Agency” Merger in Canada

David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan, Sarah Polley and Denis Villeneuve are among filmmakers urging Telefilm Canada to stay independent.

Canada’s Biggest Film Financier Pledges That Half of Its Projects Will Be Directed or Written by Women

Telefilm Canada, led by Carolle Brabant, said it will now "favor" projects by women helmers and writers.

David Cronenberg, Edward Holcroft Join Netflix’s ‘Alias Grace’ Cast

Paul Gross, Kerr Logan and Rebecca Liddiard will also star opposite Sarah Gadon and Anna Paquin in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.