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PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johansson and More Toronto Film Festival Stars, In Their Own Words
Indiewire has covered the Toronto Film Festival for nearly two decades, but TIFF 2013 was a first for us: We teamed with Movies on Demand and photographer Daniel Bergeron to create original portraits and video interviews from some of the festival's best actors, filmmakers and other luminaries.

What The Experimental Films at TIFF Tell Us About the Future of Film
Wavelengths, the expanding home for experimental film at the Toronto International Film Festival, is not just a sampling of new films. It's an attempt to take the temperature, on the extremes, of cinema -- or moving pictures, as we should call them. Film, except for rare holdouts in Wavelengths and elsewhere, is something you should look for in an antique store, or a museum.

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Titles
With hundreds of films screening over the course of the 10-day event, some of the more interesting titles tend to slip through the cracks.

A History of Toronto's Peoples Choice Award, and a Guess at What Film Could Win It This Year
Tomorrow afternoon the Toronto International Film Festival will announce -- among other awards -- the winner of its 2013 People's Choice Award. Whatever film wins will likely get a significant boost to its awards season campaign.

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Dating and 'Harry Potter' at Raucous TIFF 'F Word' Press Conference
Daniel Radcliffe was accompanied by co-stars Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, and Meagan Park as well as writer, Elan Mastai, and director, Michael Dowse ("Goon," "Take me Home Tonight") at the Toronto International Film Festival where the group held a rather eccentric press conference.

Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'
Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance Armstong, it wasn’t supposed to be like the exposés he’s known for.

10 Highlights From Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuarón at the 'Gravity' Press Conference In Toronto
At the TIFF press conference, Cuarón, his son and co-writer, Jonás, Sandra Bullock and producer David Heyman sat down to field questions on both the technical aspects and emotional core of what some are calling the modern heir to "2001: A Space Odyssey."

How to Manage The Relationship Between Film Producer and Investor
Venal. Manipulative. Short-sighted. Just downright pathetic. There are no better words to describe the dominant strain in the relationship between film producer and investor throughout the sorry history of filmmaking. Both sides are to blame for this state of affairs.

10 Great Julia Roberts Quotes From The Lively 'August: Osage County' Press Conference in Toronto
Meryl Streep wasn't in attendance at this morning's packed press conference for "August: Osage County" at the Toronto International Film Festival. But Julia Roberts (who joked that Streep's absence was simply due to her "sleeping") helped make up for it with nearly an hour of lively Julia-isms.

Twelve Things We Learned about Spike Jonze at His TIFF Talk
Though we have to wait until October for the World Premiere of his film "Her" when it premieres as the Closing Night film of the New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze was in town for a conversation with his friend Kelly Reichardt, who was in Toronto to premiere her new film "Night Moves." 

Why Pat Robertson Is So Pissed about TIFF Documentary 'Mission Congo'
This weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, filmmakers Lara Zizic and David Turner debuted their film "Misison Congo," an indictment of American televangelist and Christian Coalition mastermind Pat Robertson.

Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tearfully Remember Working With James Gandolfini At the World Premiere of 'Enough Said'
Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this afternoon, and the absence of one of its stars was clear in the emotional Q&A that followed the film. 

Watch Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt Get a Standing Ovation In Toronto For '12 Years a Slave'
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" got an epic reception at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, which was perhaps somewhat expected after the unanimous praise it got out at Telluride last week.

Here are the 5 Most Stark Places Where 'The Fifth Estate' Blurs the Facts about Wikileaks
Talking to an industry audience, Snider fixed on the way the film used fictionalization to do the work of balancing out perspectives on the film's lead characters. 

Does Benedict Cumberbatch Do Justice to Julian Assange? Here's What the Critics Are Saying
While most critics were underwhelmed by the Toronto International Film Festival's opening night selection, Bill Condon's WikiLeaks thriller "The Firth Estate," they all sang praises of the film's lead star Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the DreamWorks release.

13 Films We're Excited For At TIFF
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival gout underway today in Canada's largest city, and is there ever a lot to choose from. Over 11 days, the festival is offering up a whopping 288 feature films, a huge chunk of them world and international premieres.

Ever Wanted to Live Inside a David Cronenberg Film? Now You Can With His New Project at TIFF
David Cronenberg's films are dark, twisted, and absolutely riveting, but would you want to live inside one? With an ambitious new project, TIFF and the Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) have co-produced Body/Mind/Change, an elaborate multi-media production with creative direction by Lance Weiler and starring David Cronenberg.

Eating, Drinking, and Shopping in Toronto: A 2013 Indiewire Insider's Guide
Indiewire surveyed a group of Toronto locals and insiders about their favorites places to eat, drink, shop and chill, including some of our own tips from Indiewire staffer (and on again, off again Torontonian) Peter Knegt.

The TIFF 2013 Criticwire Cheat Sheet
As a quick resource for those who might not be able to keep up with all of the feedback for every one of the films playing as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this year, we'll be keeping track of grade averages for you in this space.

The 2013 TIFF Springboard: 10 Actors to Watch Out for In Toronto
While the Toronto International Film Festival is mostly known for its star wattage and Oscar-bait fare, the event also serves as a springboard for up-and-coming actors to make their marks

Trailer of the Week: Scarlett Johansson is One Sexy Alien in Jonathan Glazer's Creepy Sci-Fi 'Under the Skin'
Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: It's been a decade since iconic music video helmer Jonathan Glazer's entrancing sophomore feature "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman in one of her most mesmerizing turns, so anticipation is high on his long delayed followup "Under the Skin" to deliver.

TIFF Exclusive: Watch a Scene From Penn & Teller's Spirited Art Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'
Premiering to rave notices in Telluride over the weekend, the art documentary "Tim's Vermeer," directed by Teller, the famed magician of Penn & Teller fame, next plays at the Toronto International Film Festival. Indiewire is pleased to premiere an exclusive scene from the film.

Exclusive: Real Life Inspiration For 'Dog Day Afternoon' Exposed in Poster for TIFF Doc 'The Dog'
Documentary subjects don't come more wild than the one at the heart of "The Dog," a portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the inspiration for the classic Al Pacino film "Dog Day Afternoon." The film world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th, and Indiewire has an exclusive first look at the doc's poster.

Watch: 'To Wong Foo' Director Explores Our Digital Life in Exclusive Clip for TIFF Doc 'InRealLife'
"InRealLife," a reference to the popular phrase, sometimes shortened to "IRL," that signifies offline life, explores the impact of online communication on the world's
teenagers, so-called digital natives.

Jason Reitman Will Direct a Live Read of 'Boogie Nights' at the Toronto Film Festival
With just under a week until the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off and all of the premieres and screening in place, another very special and high-profile event has just been announced: that of Jason Reitman's Live Read. After dazzling audiences at the festival last year with a live reading of "American Beauty," it has just been announced that "Boogie Nights" will be the subject of this year's installment.