As the Toronto International Film Festival looms (September 10-20), its repertory base camp TIFF Bell Lightbox has unveiled its fall and winter slates. Here are the highlights.
Beginning October 30, 2015 through January 24, 2016, Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen debuts at the Lightbox. This is a career-spanning collection of extensive archival materials, drawings, screen prints, personal memorabilia, photos and Polaroids and film and TV works, including rare excerpts from Warhol’s 16mm films. “Liz and Marilyn: Black and White in Colour,” a sidebar highlighting Warhol’s celebrity obsessions with the screen icons, will also be presented.
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There will be a retrospective of the films of Deepa Mehta (October 8-November 5), the Indian auteur behind the generations-spanning Elements trilogy (“Fire,” “Earth” and “Water”). TIFF Bell Lightbox has also programmed an extensive look-back at the films of Maurice Pialat, canny inquisitor of the French bourgeoisie in works including “We Won’t Grow Old Together” and “A Nos Amours.”
Director/screenwriter/producer John Landis will introduce a massive genre-bending selection of films featuring stop-motion animaton, from “Jason and the Argonauts” to “The Terminator” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” This program runs November 27 to January 3.
New releases hitting the Lightbox will include Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin” (2015); “The Forbidden Room” (2015) from Guy Maddin and Evan
Johnson; Wim Wenders’ “Every Thing Will Be
Fine” (2015); Naji Abu Nowar’s “Theeb” (2014); Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” (2015); and Gaspar Noé’s “Love.”
Full TIFF Bell Lightbox program is here.