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  • by Jeff Beck

2016 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup Announced

"The Magnificent Seven" will open TIFF 2016

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival is just a little over a month away, and we're excited to announce the list of galas and presentations that will be shown at the upcoming event, which will include Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" as the opening night film and Kelly Fremon's "The Edge of Seventeen" as the closing night film. The amazing lineup is as follows:


  • Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)

  • Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)

  • The Headhunter’s Calling (Mark Williams)

  • The Journey is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)

  • JT + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)

  • LBJ (Rob Reiner)

  • Lion (Garth Davis)

  • Loving (Jeff Nichols)

  • A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)

  • Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)

  • Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)

  • The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)

  • The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)

  • Snowden (Oliver Stone)

  • Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)

  • Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)

  • A United Kingdom (Amma Asante)

Special presentations:

  • The Age of Shadows (Miljeong) (Kim Jee woon)

  • All I See Is You (Marc Forster)

  • American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

  • American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)

  • Asura: The City of Madness (Kim Sung-soo)

  • Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (Mahmoud Sabbagh)

  • Barry (Vikram Gandhi)

  • Birth of the Dragon (George Nolfi)

  • The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)

  • Bleed for This (Ben Younger)

  • Blue Jay (Alex Lehmann)

  • Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)

  • BrOTHERHOOD (Noel Clarke)

  • Carrie Pilby (Susan Johnson)

  • Catfight (Onur Tukel)

  • City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)

  • The Commune (Kollektivet) (Thomas Vinterberg)

  • Daguerrotype (Le Secret de la chambre noire) (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

  • A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sensharma)

  • Denial (Mick Jackson)

  • Elle (Paul Verhoeven)

  • Foreign Body (Jassad Gharib, Corps Etranger)

  • Frantz (François Ozon)

  • The Handmaiden (Agassi) (Park Chan-wook)

  • Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (Kôji Fukada)

  • I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang)

  • The Journey (Nick Hamm)

  • King of the Dancehall (Nick Cannon)

  • La La Land (Damien Chazelle)

  • The Limehouse Golem (Juan Carlos Medina)

  • Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)

  • Maudie (Aisling Walsh)

  • Neruda (Pablo Larraín)

  • Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)

  • The Oath (Baltasar Kormákur)

  • Orphan (Orpheline) (Arnaud des Pallières)

  • Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola)

  • Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)

  • The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)

  • Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog)

  • Sing (Garth Jennings)

  • Souvenir (Bavo Defurne)

  • Things to Come (L’Avenir) (Mia Hansen-Løve)

  • Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

  • Trespass Against Us (Adam Smith)

  • Una (Benedict Andrews)

  • Unless (Alan Gilsenan)

  • The Wasted Times (Luo Man Di Ke Xiao Wang Shi) (Cheng Er)

There are certainly plenty of films here that I can't wait to see, including Jeff Nichols' "Loving," Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," Oliver Stone's "Snowden," and "Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation." Let us know which films you're excited for in the comments below!

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 8-18, 2016.

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