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Toronto International Film Festival unveils 2019 lineup: Joker, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Knives Out

Also new films from Bruce Springsteen, Noah Baumbach, Steven Soderbergh, and many more

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    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its preliminary 2019 lineup. Set to kick off on September 5th, this year’s sprawling ensemble of films include some of the most highly anticipated features of the season, including a handful of genuine surprises.

    Among the many highlights include Todd Phillip’s Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks,  Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers thriller The Laundromat, and Rian Johnson’s star-studded Knives Out.

    That’s just the tip of the free-floating, awards season iceberg: Elsewhere on the lineup, Noah Baumbach returns with Marriage Story, Taika Waititi debuts Jojo Rabbit, James Mangold revs up Ford v Ferrari, and Cardi B’s Hustlers brings the heat.

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    That’s all without mentioning Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx’s civil rights drama Just Mercy, Bruce Springsteen’s performance film Western Stars, Edward Norton’s passion project Motherless Brooklyn, and the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems.

    “Some of the year’s biggest films will land in Toronto this September,” said Bailey, Co-Head and Artistic Director of TIFF. “We’re thrilled to unveil Galas and Special Presentations that bring the brightest lights in film to our Festival audience. Our new programming team has been hard at work for months to deliver the compelling stories, acclaimed filmmakers, and top onscreen talent that mark our two highest-profile sections.”

    “I’m delighted to step into my first Festival as TIFF Co-Head to such a powerful slate of films,” said Vicente, Co-Head and Executive Director of TIFF. “Fast-paced, boundary-pushing, satirical — this lineup has films representing every corner of the cinematic landscape on top of a strong number of World Premieres. It’s a pleasure to be able to share these films with audiences for the first time.”

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    Consult the full lineup below and stay tuned for more coverage on Consequence of Sound.

    GALAS 2019

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Marielle Heller | USA
    World Premiere

    Abominable Jill Culton | USA
    World Premiere

    American Woman Semi Chellas | Canada
    Canadian Premiere

    Blackbird Roger Michell | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    Clemency Chinonye Chukwu | USA
    International Premiere

    Ford v Ferrari James Mangold | USA
    Canadian Premiere

    The Goldfinch John Crowley | USA
    World Premiere

    Harriet Kasi Lemmons | USA
    World Premiere

    Hustlers Lorene Scafaria | USA
    World Premiere

    Joker Todd Phillips | USA
    North American Premiere

    Just Mercy Destin Daniel Cretton | USA
    World Premiere

    *Opening Night Film*
    Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Daniel Roher | Canada
    World Premiere

    Ordinary Love Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    *Closing Night Film*
    Radioactive Marjane Satrapi | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

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    The Sky Is Pink Shonali Bose | India
    World Premiere

    The Song of Names François Girard | Canada
    World Premiere

    True History of the Kelly Gang Justin Kurzel | Australia
    World Premiere

    Western Stars Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen | USA
    World Premiere

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2019

    A Herdade Tiago Guedes | Portugal
    North American Premiere

    Bad Education Cory Finley | USA
    World Premiere

    Coming Home Again Wayne Wang | USA/South Korea
    World Premiere

    Dolemite Is My Name Craig Brewer | USA
    World Premiere

    Ema Pablo Larraín | Chile
    North American Premiere

    Endings, Beginnings Drake Doremus | USA
    World Premiere

    Frankie Ira Sachs | France/Portugal
    North American Premiere

    The Friend Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA
    World Premiere

    Greed Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    Guest of Honour Atom Egoyan | Canada
    North American Premiere

    Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles) Sebastian Borensztein | Argentina/Spain
    International Premiere

    Honey Boy Alma Har’el | USA
    International Premiere

    Hope Gap William Nicholson | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    How to Build a Girl Coky Giedroyc | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    *Opening Special Presentations Film*
    I Am Woman Unjoo Moon | Australia
    World Premiere

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    Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi | USA
    World Premiere

    Judy Rupert Goold | United Kingdom
    Canadian Premiere

    Knives Out Rian Johnson | USA
    World Premiere

    La Belle Époque Nicolas Bedos | France
    North American Premiere

    The Laundromat Steven Soderbergh | USA
    North American Premiere

    The Lighthouse Robert Eggers | USA
    North American Premiere

    Marriage Story Noah Baumbach | USA
    Canadian Premiere

    Military Wives Peter Cattaneo | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    Motherless Brooklyn Edward Norton | USA
    International Premiere

    No.7 Cherry Lane Yonfan | Hong Kong
    North American Premiere

    The Other Lamb Malgorzata Szumowska | Belgium/Ireland/USA
    World Premiere

    Pain and Glory Pedro Almodóvar | Spain
    Canadian Premiere

    The Painted Bird Václav Marhoul | Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia
    North American Premiere

    Parasite (Gisaengchung) Bong Joon-ho | South Korea
    Canadian Premiere

    Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) Katrin Gebbe | Germany/Bulgaria
    North American Premiere

    The Personal History of David Copperfield Armando Iannucci | United Kingdom
    World Premiere

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) Céline Sciamma | France
    Canadian Premiere

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    The Report Scott Z. Burns | USA
    International Premiere

    Saturday Fiction (Lan Xin Da Ju Yuan) Lou Ye | China
    North American Premiere

    The Two Popes Fernando Meirelles | USA/United Kingdom/Italy/Argentina
    Canadian Premiere

    Uncut Gems Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | USA
    International Premiere

    Weathering With You Makoto Shinkai | Japan
    North American Premiere

    While at War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) Alejandro Amenábar | Spain/Argentina
    World Premiere

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