The 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled for Sept. 5-15. At it, Meryl Streep will be presented with the award at the new Tribute Gala on Sept. 9 at Fairmont Royal York. Streep stars in Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, which will have its North American premiere at TIFF.
Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said Joana Vicente, the festival’s executive director and co-head, in a statement. “Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades; from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Sophie’s Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless. TIFF could not be more thrilled to honor such a skilled and exemplary artist.”
TIFF’s Tribute Gala is an annual fundraiser to support the festival’s year-round programming and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry’s outstanding contributors. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.