BLACKBIRD – TIFF19 Review by Lauren Bradshaw

A remake of a Danish film, Blackbird focuses on a family coming together to celebrate the last weekend of the matriarch of the family’s life. Lily (Susan Sarandon) is terminally ill and starting to feel her body shut down. Instead of waiting for her condition to get worse and taking away her self-sufficiency, Lily decides she wants to end her life her way, on her own terms.

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I AM WOMAN – TIFF19 Review by Lauren Bradshaw

I Am Woman, directed by Unjoo Moon, is a timely, yet familiar biopic on music legend Helen Reddy and her contribution to the women’s liberation movement. It’s interesting (and disheartening) to see that many of the issues Helen and her compatriots were fighting for in the ’70s and ’80s are the same issues we are still fighting for today.

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TIFF 19 Ron Howard talks DADS, Bryce Dallas and Women in Film – Sarah Knight Adamson interviews

Ron Howard beams when he’s asked to comment on his daughter’s directing debut. In Dads, Bryce Dallas Howard’s documents anecdotes, humor and wisdom told by famous Hollywood fathers Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Judd Apatow, Neil Patrick Harris and Ron Howard, among others, who answer the question, “What does it mean to be a dad in today’s society?”

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Women horror filmmakers at TIFF 2019 – Report by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

As powerfully demonstrated at Toronto International Film Festival 2018 with movies including Emma Tammi’s crowd-pleaser The Wind and Carolina Hellsgård’s feminist zombie film Endzeit – Ever After, assumptions that horror is strictly a boys club are notably passé. This year’s iteration of TIFF (5 – 15 September) presents further proof that women filmmakers are a force to be reckoned with when it comes things that go bump in the night.

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REAL REEL WOMEN at TIFF 2019 – Report by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

In the spirit of the AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN project which showcases the breathtaking history of biopics about some of history’s most significant women, the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival includes an intriguing array of films that could comfortably be added to this formidable list, with a notable majority directed by women filmmakers.

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THE THIRD WIFE – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Set in rural Vietnam in the 19th century, the visually sumptuous film begins with stoic 14-year-old May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) gliding with great fanfare down a river to meet and marry her new husband, Hung (Long Le Vu), a wealthy landowner showing off his prominence and affluence by taking her as his third wife.

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Jahmil XT Qubeka Talks SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN at TIFF – Nadia Neophytou interviews

The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This time around, he debuted his latest work scandal-free at the festival, before it plays in South Africa. Sew the Winter to My Skin may not be anywhere near as controversial as Of Good Report but it’s just as bold and genre-pushing.

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TIFF 2017: Angela Robinson on PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN — Pam Grady Interviews (Exclusive)

One of the happy surprises of Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Women, may share

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