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How Premieres of Fall Movies Could Impact Oscar Buzz, from ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ to TIFF Docs

It's one thing to look at the release calendar and speculate about contenders. But these festival updates have changed the conversation.

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye"

It’s one thing to look at the release calendar and anticipate Oscar season based on the movies set to come out before the end of the year. But film festival premiere dates tend to change the conversation.

This past week, TIFF announced a whole bunch of documentaries set to premiere at the Canadian festival, some of which are expected to head to Telluride as well. That is a strong indication of their awards potential. Meanwhile, movies like “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “Parallel Mothers” are landing serious festival support that suggests their studios are gunning for genuine awards buzz.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through these additions. They also explore recent conversations about studio decisions to release films day and date before swapping opinions on “The Suicide Squad.” Watch the full episode above or listen to it below.

Screen Talk is produced by Leonardo Adrian Garcia and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter. Browse previous installments here, review the show on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. Check out the rest of IndieWire’s podcasts on Apple Podcasts right here.

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