TORONTO '98: Archive of Coverage of the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival
(Sep 23, 1998) The Canadanian Perspective: A look at Toronto’s Local Heroes
Vancouver producers Jason Margolis and Maureen Prentice give a rundownon the Canadian presence at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, with alook at the films from Don McKellar, the West Coast, Quebec, and how todrink a Lepage.
(Sep 21, 1998) Toronto’s Turbine: A Whirligig of Deals, Films, and Winners
At the close of the 1998 Toronto Film Festival, Anthony Kaufman overviews the festival’s acquisitions, audiences and awards, with Roberto Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful” and Don McKellar’s “Last Night,” among the winners.
(Sep 18, 1998) Last Gasps at Toronto, “Desert Blue” Goes to Goldwyn and the Little Films
(Sep 17, 1998) October and Rohmer; Next Wave’s “Following”; The 24 Hour Festival; and Air Canada is Back
October Films Grabs New Rohmer Movie; Kusturica Picture Also Nabbed; Nolan’s Low Budget “Following” Positioned to Pop; Rogers TV Offers All Festival, All The Time; Air Canada Back in the Air
(Sep 16, 1998) With “La Ciudad,” Riker Explores the Latino ImmigrantExperience
In a conversation with Eugene Hernandez, filmmaker David Riker discusses”La Ciudad” (“The City”), a new black and white collection of fourvignettes about the Latino immigrant experience in New York City.
(Sep 16, 1998) Understanding Buzz
What is this thing called “buzz?” Everyone craves it when it is good,everyone denies it when it is bad, and at a festival like Toronto thereare teams of people whose sole job is to create, monitor, and manage the buzz.
(Sep 16, 1998) “Lola Runs” to the U.S., Troche Goes Brit, and BertolucciTV-Style
(Sep 15, 1998) Paramount Classics Makes Toronto Acquisition; President David Dinerstein Discusses Company’s First Film Buy
Presidents of the newly-formed specialty division, Paramount Classics,confirmed the company’s first acquisition, with the announcement thatthey have picked up Tod Williams’ “The Adventures of Sebastian Cole” at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival.
(Sep 15, 1998) October Films Circling Don McKellar’s “Last Night”
Rumors abound that October Films will be acquiring Canadianwriter/director/actor Don McKellar’s debut film “Last Night.” Rhomus Media’s Niv Fichman, producer of “Last Night”, outlined the rumors along with talkof another sale for the small Canadian company.
(Sep 15, 1998) Defining Buzz — “Blue,” “Farm,” “Kiss,” and Others in the Acquisitions Spotlight
indieWIRE’s Eugene Hernandez reports on the acquisitions buzz surrounding several films at the halfway point of the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival, including films by Don McKellar and Bernardo Bertolucci
(Sep 14, 1998) Presidential Coincidences; Canadian Film Center BBQ;Slamdance North
Three briefs from the 1998 Toronto Film Festival, including a strangecoincidence between President Clinton and the party for “Very BadThings,” an anniversary party for the Canadian Film Centre and Slamdance moves North.
(Sep 11, 1998) Montreal Faces Flight Strike, Lack of Biz, Few Standouts
Stan Schwartz traveled to Montreal, endures an airline strike and the juxtaposition of Marcello Mastroianni and Sandra Bullock to enjoyhimself at a pleasant festival with high quality films.
(Sep 11, 1998) Buffalo or Bust; First-timers Dominate in Toronto
Briefs on the effect of the Air Canada strike and 83 Directors Making Debut in Toronto.
(Aug 26, 1998) Toronto Festival Announces Diverse Lineup of Acclaimed and Anticipated Films for 1998 Festival
The lineup for the 23rd Toronto International Film Festival (September10-19) was announced on Tuesday, and among the 311 films programmed aresome hotly anticipated films such as Bryan SInger’s “Apt Pupil,” JohnWaters’ “Pecker,” Peter Berg’s “Very Bad Things” and Todd Solondz’s”Happiness.”