Tuesday September 15th, 2020
The 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival https://tiff.net is in full swing (running from September 10–19). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ there’s a different look for the festival as it has adopted a mix of physical screenings, drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences, and industry talks. This year’s selection comprises a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programmes of short films, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers. One of the big premiers is a drama about an Indigenous teen struggling to take care of his keep his dysfunctional family but starts seeing strange things including talking ravens, doppelgängers & skin monsters. Not only does it premier tonight (Tuesday September 15th, 2020) at TIFF Bell Lightbox,(virtual screening is Sept. 16) but also the series will premiere Wednesday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on CBC https://tinyurl.com/yyq67png and the free CBC Gem streaming service. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com spoke with the author Eden Robinson https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/authors/25830/eden-robinson recently at CBC’s Up Fronts about her series…Trickster https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/trickster .
(Trickster | Official Trailer https://tinyurl.com/y56jrqh4 )