First Films of TIFF2014

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6. “While We’re Young” is the latest from director Noah Baumbach. Starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle aged couple whose lives get turned upside down with the arrival of a young couple. Also starring Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia and Adam Horovitz, “While We’re Young” is sure to be a disarming and poignantly funny tale about success, ambition and aging.

7. ‘The Good Lie’ starring Reese Witherspoon lines up an ensemble cast of young Sudanese actors in a powerful retelling of the true and inspiring story of ‘The Lost Boys of the Sudan’. Witherspoon also stars with Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski and Michiel Huisman in ‘Wild’, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. The story follows a young woman on a cross country healing journey after years of drug abuse and high-risk living.

8. “Top Five” is the latest film written, directed and starring Chris Rock with music by Questlove of The Roots. When comedian turned film star, Andre Allan (Rock) is unexpectedly confronted by a journalist he’s forced to look at the choices that made him famous and the life he’s left behind. With an all star cast of Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che, “Top Five” is sure to be a hilarious riot-fest.

9. ‘En Chance til’ (A Second Chance) from acclaimed director Susanne Bier (Love Is All You Need) this fast paced, gripping drama about a kidnapping, will keep you on the edge of your seat, challenging your beliefs about right and wrong. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, this one is sure to leave audiences breathless.

10. ‘Foxcatcher’ premiered at Cannes 2014, from producer Megan Ellison (Annapurna Pictures) and director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote). “Foxcatcher” is inspired by the true story about the tragic circumstances surrounding the murder of Olympic wrestling gold medalist Mark Schultz’ brother Olympic Champion Dave Schultz. It follows the story of their friend/coach multi-millionaire John duPont’s descent into paranoid schizophrenia. Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Vanessa Redgrave – this psychological thriller will give these typically comedic actors a chance to show off their acting chops. – See more here.

11. ‘Maps to the Stars’ premiered at Cannes 2014, winning Julianne Moore ‘Best Actress’ and a nomination for director David Cronenberg. Stars Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon and John Cusack and takes a dark, satirical look at celebrity obsession today.

12. “Nightcrawler” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton, explores the gritty nocturnal world of L.A Crime journalism.

Moira Romano Lauren Schell


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