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TIFF day 5: Star-studded premieres continue Monday

BT Toronto | posted Monday, Sep 8th, 2014

Day five of the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on Monday, on the heels of some star-studded world premieres, including the ensemble comedy, This is Where I Leave You.

Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda were greeted by a big crowd at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday evening for the screening of their new film, which is about a dysfunctional family that reunites for a funeral.

Montreal-born director, Shawn Levy, is behind the project, which is set for wide-release next week.

The Equalizer also made its world premiere at TIFF on Sunday, in which Denzel Washington plays an ex-CIA agent in the crime-thriller. As Tracy Moore learned on the red carpet, Washington has a long history with Toronto.

On Saturday, Al Pacino attended the screening of his new film,Manglehorn — his second movie to hit the big screen at TIFF this year.

“I worked here a lot, I did movies here,” Pacino said.

Salma Hayek stunned the crowd with her beauty on the red carpet for her film The Prophet on Saturday, adding that Toronto is the perfect place for the world premiere.

“Toronto, you know, the Canadian people are lovely, they are profound,” explaining why Toronto is the perfect place for the world premiere.

There’s plenty of star-power on tap for Monday, including the world premiere of Cake starring Jennifer Aniston. It debuts at the Elgin Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

Still Alice, starring Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Julianne Moore, has its world premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre at 5 p.m.

Other movies set to debut on Monday include:

  • Fox Catcher (Canadian premiere at Roy Thomson Hall, 6 p.m.) — film stars Anthony Michael Hall, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller
  • Rosewater (world premiere at Princess of Wales Theatre, 6:30 p.m.) – the film is the directorial debut of Jon Stewart and stars Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Wild (gala and world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall, 9 p.m.) – directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, and Gaby Hoffman
  • 99 Holmes (Canadian premier at Princess of Wales Theatre, 10 p.m.) – film starts Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, and Michael Shannon

The red carpet arrivals for all six movies will be streamed live on this website.

Click here for a list of the gala presentations.

Click here for a list of all the films being shown at TIFF.

Click here for a schedule of the film screenings.

With files from Eva Fragiskatos


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