One of the exciting things about fall (and I can think of many nice and/or exciting things, including knee socks and the return of Parks and Recreation) is that U of T lecture series kick into high gear. One of the first to arrive is a co-presentation with Munk School of Global Affairs and the TIFF group for their Contemporary World Speakers series. Janice Gross Stein, Ron Diebert, Michael Ignatieff, Brian Stewart and Ron Levi from the Munk School will introduce the films and participate in a Q&A afterward. This is an opportunity to see international cinema that you might not otherwise come across (although Australia’s Underground, a depiction of Julian Assange in his teenage hacker years will likely get press) and discuss the real-time connections to contemporary events with experts in the field. And this is only September…. imagine what October will bring?!
This is also a reminder that TIFF programs relevant, interesting and entertaining films year-round. As exciting (and often crowded and daunting for ticket buyers) as the Film Festival is, the fun doesn’t stop the second Sunday in September. Check out the TIFF website for their upcoming schedule.
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