It's not too late to check out excellent entries screening the last weekend of the Toronto International Film Fest. And check out our continuing online reports and reviews at www.nowtoronto.com/tiff.
Thursday, September 13
MARGOT AT THE WEDDING (Noah Baumbach) Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh plays dysfunctional sisters in Baumbach's uncompromising follow-up to his breakout indie hit, The Squid And The Whale. Noon, Elgin.
MICHEL BRAULT IN CONVERSATION WITH DENYS ARCAND This year's deserving Canadian Retrospective artist chats with the Oscar-winning director of The Barbarian Invasions and this year's L'Age Des Ténèbres. 4:30 pm, ROM.
DEATH DEFYING ACTS (Gillian Armstrong) Aussie Guy Pearce (Memento, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert) plays Jewish-American magician Harry Houdini opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones's Scottish con woman in this breezy homage to illusionists of all sorts. 6 pm, Ryerson.
ALEXANDRA (Alexander Sokurov) The Russian master's latest is about a grandmother (opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya) who spends a few days with her grandson in Chechnya. Full of humanity and wisdom. 8 pm, Winter Garden.
Friday, September 14
MARRIED LIFE (Ira Sachs) This dark comedy stars Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan as two middle-aged guys in love and lust with Canada's own sweetheart, Rachel McAdams. 9:15 am, Scotiabank 2.
I'M NOT THERE (Todd Haynes) The always inventive Haynes (Far From Heaven) tells the story of Bob Dylan's life using several actors (including Cate Blanchett) to play the scratchy-voiced troubadour. 12:30 pm, Ryerson.
DAINIPPONJIN (Hitoshi Matsumoto) An ordinary Tokyo guy tries to keep his family safe from monsters in this ultra-original Midnight Madness flick. 11:59 pm, Ryerson.
Saturday, September 15
HONEYDRIPPER (John Sayles) Danny Glover and hot young newcomer Gary Clark Jr. play blues musicians
THE VISITOR (Thomas McCarthy) This quiet indie about the human cost of politics and war has just been bought up by a studio. Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) stars, and director McCarthy helmed 03 TIFF hit The Station Agent. Noon, Varsity 8.
MY WINNIPEG (Guy Maddin) The filmmaker's latest is an imaginative and hilarious recreation of his Winnipeg childhood as well as a tongue-in-cheek look at the 'Peg's fabled history. 8 pm, Isabel Bader.
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