TIFF 2019 Preview: Music in Filmby burnsting
With Lady Gaga (‘A Star Is Born’, 'Gaga: Five Foot Two’) almost becoming a regular, #TIFF19 is keeping with its tradition of music at the festival. Here are the performers at this year’s fest:
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
Opening the festival is the rock history documentary about Robbie Robertson and his formation of The Band. Executive produced by none other than Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Public Screenings: Thu Sep 5, 6PM / Thu Sep 5, 8PM / Fri Sep 06, 3:15PM / Sat Sep 14, 9:45PM
The Last Waltz
Besides the new Robbie Robertson documentary, Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson himself will introduce their 1978 documentary ‘The Last Waltz’ on Thursday Sep 05, 11PM.
In this documentary Bruce Springsteen performs his latest album for a private audience in his farmhouse, his only live performance of the new record.
Public Screenings: Thu Sep 12, 9:30PM / Fri Sep 13, 11AM / Sat Sep 14, 8:45PM
I Am Woman
A biopic about Helen Reddy, who created the women’s liberation movement hit anthem ‘I Am Woman’. Besides screening at the festival her daughter Lily Donat and songwriter-producer Alex Hope will perform original songs from the movie on Thursday Sep 5 at 8PM.
Public Screenings: Thu Sep 5, 5PM / Fri Sep 6, 2:15PM / Fri Sep 13, 9:15AM
David Foster: Off the Record
A personal profile of the highly influential producer and songwriter for Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion and many others. The September 9 screening will be followed by a Q&A with David Foster and director Barry Avrich.
Public Screenings: Mon Sep 9, 5PM / Sat Sep 14, 9:15AM
One of the more surprising performances at this year’s festival will be Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in ‘Judy’ as we follow her during her last shows in the winter of 1968 London.
Public Screenings: Tue Sep 10 6PM / Wed Sep 11, 11AM