The short answer to the question “Which big fall movies are premièring at the Toronto Film Festival?”: almost all of them.
The long answer: August: Osage County, Blue Is The Warmest Color, Don Jon, Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Past, 12 Years A Slave, and the opening night film The Fifth Estate. Plus new films from John Carney, Atom Egoyan, Ralph Fiennes, David Gordon Green, Agnieszka Holland, Nicole Holofcener, Ron Howard, François Ozon, Kelly Reichardt, and Jason Reitman. Plus the feature directorial debuts of actors Jason Bateman and Mike Myers. And that covers just part of the first of several programming announcements.
You can find the full (and staggeringly long) list of announced films at Indiewire, but let me spotlight just a few more intruiging titles that I wasn’t already anticipating. Parkland is a drama about the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination, and co-stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jacki Weaver. All Is By My Side is a biopic about Jimi Hendrix starring Outkast’s André Benjamin. And the closing-night film, Life Of Crime, is an Elmore Leonard adaptation with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) as kidnappers who snatch a realestate mogul’s wife (Jennifer Aniston) and hold her for ransom.
This year's Toronto Film Festival runs September 5 through 15.