The festival announced the lineup for the Discovery programme, which focuses on new directors. Films include:
- $9.99, from Tatia Rosenthal, a stop-motion animated film with voices by Geoffrey Rush and Anthony LaPaglia.
- Gigantic, from Matt Aselton, starring Paul Dano, John Goodman, and Zooey Deschanel (who has been here before with Winter Passing - http://tifftalk.blogspot.com/2005/09/winter-passing.html)
- Lovely, Still from Nik Fackler, with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, and Elizabeth Banks (who is also in the festival this year with Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno).
- Lymelife, from Derick Martini, starring Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon, and Kieran Culkin (but, apparently, no Macaulay or any additional Culkin siblings).
- The Stoning of Soraya M, from Cyrus Nowrasteh, starring Shohreh Aghdashloo (24, House of Sand and Fog).
- What Doesn't Kill You, from Brian Goodman, starring Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Donnie Wahlberg, and Amanda Peet (who I last saw at the festival in Griffin and Phoenix - http://tifftalk.blogspot.com/2006/09/griffin-and-phoenix.html)
Full press release is here: