Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Gala Presentations

The festival announced some of this year's gala presentations. It's a good bet that a number of the stars will be attending the festival:

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, from John Gatins, features Kurt Russell as a racehorse trainer who tries to save the life of am injured horse for his daughter (Dakota Fanning). The film also features Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue, and David Morse.

Elizabethtown, from Cameron Crowe, starring Orlando Bloom as a man who, after a stunning business failure, travels back to Kentucky for the funeral of his father. Along the way he meets a flight attendant played by Kirsten Dunst. The film also features Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Judy Greer, and Jessica Biel.

Mrs. Harris, from playwright Phyllis Nagy, is based on the real-life murder of Dr. Herman Tarnower (Ben Kingsley), developer of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet, by his lover, Jean Harris (Annette Bening). The film also stars Ellen Burstyn, Frances Fisher, Cloris Leachman, and Chloe Sevigny.

North Country, from Niki Caro, features Charlize Theron as a single mother who organizes her fellow female workers at a mining company to fight discrimination and harassment. The film also features Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, and Sean Bean.

Walk the Line, from James Mangold, about the life of Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) and June Carter Cash (Resse Witherspoon).


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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