The 31st Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next week, and you know what that means: red-carpet star sightings, fully booked hotels and restaurants and films to satisfy every cinematic taste. Here’s the scoop on 80 of them, including several that are already generating big buzz. Look for more in next week’s issue and, starting September 7, log on to www.nowtoronto.com for reviews, interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip. Rating: NNNNN
Ticket and venue info
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Al Green (750 Spadina)
Cumberland (159 Cumberland)
Elgin (189 Yonge)
Isabel Bader (93 Charles West)
Paramount (259 Richmond West)
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe)
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park)
Ryerson Theatre (43 Gerrard East)
Varsity (Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West)
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Various passes and coupon books range from $50 to $498. Single tickets are on sale September 6. Go online for details.
These are available from September 6, at least one day in advance of the screening, online, by phone or at either festival box office (Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West, main floor, north entrance; College Park, 444 Yonge, south entrance, market level). $18.63, gala $34.91.
If available, these can be purchased on the day of the screening online, by phone or at either festival box office (from 7 am). Theatre box offices open one hour before the first screening of the day. For last-minute availability, consult Best Bets on the festival website or in its print daily, available at festival venues.
If there are any left, they go on sale 15 minutes before the screening starts. $18.63.
Check daily film festival updates and reports from September 7 to 16 at www.nowtoronto.com.