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Toronto Day 8: Minute by Minute

Toronto Day 8: Minute by Minute

Each day at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from Toronto.

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4:30pm: Mathieu Demy’s “Americano” Picked Up MPI North American rights to director Mathieu Demy’s “Americano” have been picked up by MPI Media Group. Demy, son of directing parents Anges Varda and Jacques Demy, wrote the film, which stars Salma Hayek, Chiara Mastroianni, Marcello Mastroianni and Geraldine Chaplin.

2:20pm: Sundance Selects Nabs Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna” Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna” out of Toronto. This marks IFC’s fourth collaboration with Winterbottom (they last handled his comedy “The Trip”).

11:05am: TORONTO REVIEW | Friedkin’s Lewd “Killer Joe” Lets Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch Play Around William Friedkin’s ability to translate stage plays to the big screen goes back to his 1967 Harold Pinter adaptation “The Birthday Party,” but only his more recent efforts recognize the potential for matching theatricality with his dark sensibilities. “Bug,” a 2007 adaptation of Tracy Letts’ 1996 play, revolved around two increasingly troubled people losing their minds…

10:00am: criticWIRE @ TIFF: Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Is Top Pick As Fest Winds Down (UPDATED) Check out criticWIRE’s updated Toronto database to see what the general consensus is.

9:25am: iPOP On the Scene: Celebs, Directors & More at the Toronto International Film Festival Check out photos taken at TIFF.

9:00am: TORONTO REVIEW | With “Crazy Horse,” Frederick Wiseman Turns His Camera to Cabaret Eighty years old and some forty films deep, documentarian Frederick Wiseman remains at the top of his game. “Crazy Horse,” his typically first-rate verité look at the famous Parisian cabaret club of the same name, applies his distinctive technique to familiar material…

8:55am TORONTO REVIEW | Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Alps” Is “Dogtooth” Without Teeth, But Plenty of Bite Something new and valuable happened when Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly surreal family drama “Dogtooth” landed an Oscar nomination last year. Steeped in discomfort, littered with violence and subversive twists, “Dogtooth” made viewers uneasy in a way that would theoretically limit its appeal…

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