Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mavericks Programmes

The festival revealed the complete lineup of Mavericks presentations:


Mavericks consists of panel discussions about films and filmmaking. Previous ones I've attended included:

This year at the festival, presentations include:

  • In Conversation with Kathryn Bigelow: a discussion with the director of Near Dark, Point Break, Blue Steel, Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker, among others. Bigelow's latest film, The Hurt Locker, will be screening this year at the festival.
  • The People Speak: a discussion with Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, with Matt Damon, Chris Moore (who worked with Damon and Ben Affleck on Project Greenlight), and Josh Brolin.
  • Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies: a talk on Arne Glimcher's film about the influence of film on Cubism, with artist Chuck Close and Julian Schnabel (who was at the festival last year with his film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: http://tifftalk.blogspot.com/2007/09/le-scaphandre-et-le-papillon-diving.html)
  • A Time to Stir: about the 1968 Columbia University strike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968), with three of the particpants.

You should be able to purchase tickets for these presentations by selecting them in the advanced lottery (if you have one of the ticket packages that allows you to participate), or by buying tickets starting September 3.


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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