It's not too late to check out these excellent entries screening the last weekend of TIFF. And check out our continuing online reports and reviews at nowtoronto.com/tiff.
Thursday, September 11
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie Kaufman) There's no consensus around screenwriter Kaufman's directorial debut about a theatre director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who makes his life into art. But we loved it - and we also know how to pronounce the title. 12:15 pm, Scotiabank 1.
MAMAN EST CHEZ LE COIFFEUR (Léa Pool) This evocative drama about a teenager (the remarkable Marianne Fortier) who tries to keep her family together in 1960s Quebec features some of the most spectacular art direction at the festival. 3:15 pm, AMC 7.
Friday, September 12
APRON STRINGS (Sima Urale) Don't miss this delicious look at two South Asian immigrant women living in New Zealand. It might not show up at your local megaplex any time soon. 3:45 pm, Varsity 2.
Saturday, September 13
THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) After its big win at the Venice Film Fest, all eyes are on Aronofsky's pic, starring Mickey Rourke as a has-been wrestler who enters the ring again. Talk about life into art. 9 am, Ryerson.
SOUL POWER (Jeffrey Levy-Hinte) This documentary about a star-studded soul music festival that occurred at the same time as the historic Rumble in the Jungle fight in 1974 Zaire totally rocks. 10 am, AMC 3.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Danny Boyle) This ferociously stylish drama that draws on the conventions of Bollywood epics to tell the story of a former Mumbai street urchin (Dev Patel) could win Boyle (Trainspotting, Millions) the People's Choice Award. 7:15 pm, AMC 10.3