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Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Preview

burnsting burnsting Editor-in-chief Filmmakers from around the world are lining up to show off their Oscar contenders, breakthrough dramas or eye-opening documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival. With the 2018 edition about to start, here are some of the films worth the popcorn:


Paul Dano's directorial debut with Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, about a boy and his parents who fall out of love. He wrote the script together with Zoe Kazan.

Public Screenings: Mon Sep 10, 2:30PM / Wed Sep 12, 5:45PM / Sat Sep 15, 6:15PM

'Wildlife' Trailer

The Kindergarten Teacher

A New York teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) becomes obsessed with a student who she believes is a prodigy. She's joined by Gael García Bernal.

Public Screenings: Thu Sep 13, 9:30PM / Fri Sep 14, 10AM / Sat Sep 15, 11AM

'The Kindergarten Teacher' Trailer

A Star is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper join the stage for the musical drama 'A Star Is Born'.

Public Screenings: Sun Sep 9, 6PM & 7:30PM / Mon Sep 10, 9:15AM / Fri Sep 14 6:45PM

'A Star Is Born' Trailer

The Predator

Before its big worldwide release next week, Shane Black brings the Predators back to earth early at TIFF 2018.

Public Screenings: Fri Sep 7, 9:30PM / Tue Sep 11, 9:45PM

'The Predator' Trailer


David Gordon Green (who was here last year with 'Stronger') and Danny McBride resurrect 'Halloween' early at TIFF as well. The new film picks up 40 years after the 1978 classic.

Public Screenings: Sat Sep 8, 11:30PM & 11:59PM

Halloween Trailer #2

The Sisters Brother

French director Jacques Audiard ('Un prophète', 'Dheepan') sends John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal back to 1850s Oregon as assassins in crisis.

Public Screenings: Sat Sep 8, 9:30PM / Sun Sep 9, 10AM

'The Sisters Brothers' Trailer

If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins had his massive breakthrough at TIFF 2016 with 'Moonlight'. Now his latest film is added to the line-up at the last minute, to surely impress us again.

Public Screenings: Sun Sep 9, 6PM / Mon Sep 10, 11AM

'If Beale Street Could Talk' Trailer

Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton ('The Gift') returns to the director's chair with Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges in the lead.

Public Screenings: Tue Sep 11, 9PM / Wed Sep 12, 2:30PM / Sat Sep 15 12PM

'Boy Erased' Trailer

Outlaw King

Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in David Mackenzie's ('Hell or High Water') 14th Century David vs Goliath (true) drama.

Public Screenings: Thu Sep 6, 6:30PM & 8PM / Fri Sep 7, 2:30PM / Sat Sep 15, 9PM

'Outlaw King' Trailer

The Front Runner

Jason Reitman directs Hugh Jackman in the scandalous political drama about Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988.

Public Screenings: Sat Sep 8, 6:30PM / Sun Sep 9, 12:30PM / Fri Sep 14, 1PM / Sat Sep 15, 6PM

'The Front Runner' Trailer

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet left a big impression on everyone last year with 'Call Me by Your Name' — and his smaller role in 'Lady Bird'. This year he teams up with Steve Carell to tell the story of a family coping with addiction.

Public Screenings: Fri Sep 7, 6:30PM & 8PM / Sat Sep 8, 10:45AM

'Beautiful Boy' Trailer

White Boy Rick

Matthew McConaughey, undercover FBI informants, drug-trafficking and the 1980s. Need I say more?

Public Screenings: Fri Sep 7, 9PM / Sun Sep 9, 9AM / Fri Sep 14, 2:30PM

'White Boy Rick' Trailer


Director Steve McQueen is about to deliver an unusual heist story with a huge cast — Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson, to name a few. Based on an old ITV series about a couple of widows who have to finish a failed heist attempt.

Public Screenings: Sat Sep 8, 9:30PM / Sun Sep 9, 10:30AM / Thu Sep 13, 9:30PM / Sun Sep 16, 6PM

'Widows' Trailer


Jonah Hill's debut throws us back to 90s Los Angeles, where we follow Stevie, growing up and dealing with life.

Public Screenings: Sun Sep 9, 9:15PM / Mon Sep 10, 2:45PM / Fri Sep 14, 6PM

'Mid90s' Trailer

First Man

The anticipation for this might be too big. After 'La La Land' Damien Chazelle returns to TIFF with Ryan Gosling playing Neil Armstrong.

Public Screenings: every day from Sun Sept 9 - 16

'First Man' Trailer

Green Book

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen join director Peter Farrelly ('There's Something About Mary') for a 1960s drama.

Public Screenings: Tue Sep 11, 6PM & 8PM / Wed Sep 12, 10AM / Thu Sep 13, 2:30PM

'Green Book' Trailer


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