Toronto Film Festival Lineup Features ‘Nightcrawler,’ Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ and Chris Evan’s Directorial Debut
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Russ Fischer
It’s that time of the year, when the Toronto Film Festival begins to announce its giant movie line-up. In so doing, the film calendar formally begins the transition from summer to fall, as the more serious films of the festival circuit approach their debuts.
Foxcatcher (above; trailer here) will show up, as will the Reese Witherspoon film Wild (trailer), the strange-looking Jake Gyllenhaal crime film Nightcrawler (teaser), and Jon Stewart’s first film as a director, Rosewater. There will also be another notable directorial debut as the first film from Chris Evans, Before We Go, will play.
Below you’ll find a list of the Galas (big premieres of generally mainstream films, such as The Judge and The Equalizer) and the Special Presentations, which are often high-profile indies that have distribution already set. Some of these have already premiered at other festivals, while others make their world premiere at TIFF. There are 13 Galas and 46 Special Presentations announced so far, with 37 world premieres. Other directors represented include Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach, Susanne Bier, François Ozon, Hal Hartley, Mike Binder, Lone Scherfig, and Chris Rock.
While the festival’s opening night film has not yet been revealed, the closing presentation will be Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci, and Rickman. TIFF runs September 4-14. The full lineup as announced so far is below.