Legend will be among the Gala presentations at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs September 10-20. Thrilling news! 

Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Demolition’ To Open 40th Edition Of Toronto; Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’, Tom Hardy ‘Legend’ Among Galas

Of the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations announced, this initial lineup includes films from directors such as Ridley Scott, Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller and Johnnie To.

Making a return after an absence of six years is Michael Moore, whose Where To Invade Next is sure to provoke with its geopolitical satire. Other world premieres include Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong drama The Program and Kate Winslet-starrer The Dressmaker.

“We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2015 and this first round of films offers a taste of the incredible lineup at this year’s Festival,” said Handling. “Made by both established and emerging filmmakers from around the world, these films offer a global snapshot of our times.”  // deadline.com

LEGEND Brian Helgeland, UK - International Premiere | TIFF tickets

official list of announced films/initial lineup @tiff.net


TIFF 2015 announced their Gala and Special Presentation lineups. Their gala section will feature three films directed by women while the Special Presentations section will feature four: 


Beeba Boys (dir. Deepa Mehta)
The Dressmaker (dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse)
Lolo (dir. Julie Delpy)

Special Presentations:

Guilty (dir. Meghna Gulzar)
Maggie’s Plan (dir. Rebecca Miller)
Parched (dir. Leena Yadav)
Summertime (dir. Catherine Corsini)


Lee was there before…

at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), could he be there again this September for “The Program” premiering as one of the Gala Presentations? Source here

Past appearances:

2006 Infamous - with Sigourney Weaver and Sandra Bullock (source here). Also behind the scene photo shoots as seen here

2010 Ceremony - with Uma Thurman and cast (great Fan site where pictures above were taken by the Fan present including a video of when they were on stage here)

Also this bonus video from a Fan previously posted, of the 2010 Ceremony appearance by Lee outside the hall.

Thank You Fans (and Getty)


(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np3Zf2hETe4)

TIFF 2015 Gala Presentations:  Remember with Christopher Plummer

An elderly Holocaust survivor (Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer) sets out to exact vengeance on the former concentration camp guard who murdered his family, in this compelling thriller from master director Atom Egoyan.