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TIFF Unveils Its First Slate of Films

The festival celebrates 39 years with a mix of star-studded movies and auteur offerings.

TIFF CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey.

Taking the stage of the largest cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning, just over a month before showtime, Toronto International Film Festival CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced a small selection of titles to be featured at the 39th edition of TIFF. As always, the opening press conference stuck to the Special Presentations and Gala programs, withholding most Canadian titles, and leaving big news for fans of alternative filmmaking in programs like Wavelengths and Midnight Madness still to come.

Keep reading: TIFF Unveils Its First Slate of Films

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Weekend Newsstand: July 19, 2014

Apparently Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has expressed interest in buying the Buffalo Bills. Because nothing says “Toronto!” like Bon Jovi and the NFL. In the news: A 24-year-old Ajax man was among the passengers of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, David Soknacki wants to make early-morning commuting free, a crackdown on leash-free dog walking, and a new Ford enters politics.

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