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    TORONTO '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Canadian Filmmakers Cronenberg and Maddin Shine, Greenaway Makes A Co

    It's impossible to be everything to everyone, right? Not if you're the Toronto International Film Festival, which has heartily served the insatiable cinematic needs of North American studios, stars, press, programmers and movie-mad civilians for more than 30 years. Safely vaccinated with the cream o...

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    Reuters: Toronto film festival turns gaze from war to love

    A quirky teen-pregnancy yarn and a love story involving a life-sized sex doll have won over critics at the Toronto International Film Festival, stealing the spotlight from darker films on war and politics. While films with themes wrought from the war in Iraq and global terrorism have drawn a general...

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    TORONTO '07 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW: Teona Strigar Mitevska: "We filmmakers must be braver and bolder in

    Throughout the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers in the Discovery section of the festival, which TIFF describes as a showcase for new and emerging filmmakers from contemporary international cinema.

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    Globe and Mail: De Palma's Comeback

    The veteran director--67 today--has been in the film business for at least 40 years and made almost as many pictures in that time. Now the New Jersey native appears to be back on the winning side of the ledger with a searing film about the losing American war effort in Iraq called "Redacted. James A...

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    TORONTO '07 | President Carter Talks Peace Ahead of "Plains" Premiere; Dong Brings "Hollywood" Expos

    Amidst the frivolity of parties, red carpets, dinners and flashing cameras, the Toronto International Film Festival displayed its serious side today (Monday), ahead of the sixth anniversary of 9/11, with a visit from the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalyn...

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    iW NEWS | IFP Set's Sayles' "Honeydripper" for '07 Event

    The 2007 Independent Film Week, IFP Market, and Filmmaker Conference will open on Monday, September 17th with a screening of John Sayles film, "Honeydripper," uptown at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square. The film, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released next year by Emerging...

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    AFP: Moore takes parting shot at Bush in rockstar flick

    Filmmaker Michael Moore on Saturday predicted a landslide victory for the Democrats in the 2008 presidential election, but is taking no chances, rallying US liberals in his latest documentary. "The potential for a (Democratic) landslide is enormous. People do not want to vote for the Republicans," h...

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    TORONTO '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Midnight Madness Mixed, With Duds "Sukiyaki," "Frontier(s)," Standout

    With The Toronto International Film Festival, being as large and prestigious as it is, its no surprise that their Midnight Madness lineup would be one of the more varied and sophisticated programs out there. In a program containing new works for classic cult directors like Dario Argento, George Rome...

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    TORONTO '07 | Blast Off: Fest Serves As Launch Pad, Igniting Buzz For New Films Hoping to Catch Fire

    In the TV business, networks launch new fall shows at an annual "press tour" for critics and journalists. Upcoming shows are previewed while TV marketers wine and dine media & industry at lavish parties. Similarly, the first weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival had the look and feel of a press tour for the film business. Studios, specialty divisions and smaller companies launched fall films this weekend in Canada, while some independent producers shopped new titles that are hoping to secure distribution. And amidst it all, the industry began whispering more intensely about Oscar season. One seasoned industry executive, from a st...

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    TORONTO '07 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW: David Ross: "I think what really piqued my interest was the idea of

    Throughout the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers in the Discovery section of the festival, which TIFF describes as a showcase for new and emerging filmmakers from contemporary international cinema.

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