‘Halloween’ sequel and Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ added to Toronto film festival

TORONTO — A much-anticipated “Halloween” reboot and Michael Moore’s new documentary on Donald Trump’s America have been added to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

“Halloween,” the sequel to the original 1978 slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is in the lineup for the festival’s genre-filled Midnight Madness program.

The reboot picks up 40 years after the events of the John Carpenter classic and ignores the events of the other sequels.

Meanwhile, Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” will also make its world premiere at the festival to open the documentary program.

A total of 27 feature-length titles were announced for the docs section on Thursday and 10 for Midnight Madness.

Midnight Madness will also have the world premiere of Shane Black’s “The Predator” sequel.

The fourth instalment in the alien-invader “Predator” film series stars Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Vancouver-born Jacob Tremblay.

Several docs in the lineup speak to issues pertaining to the #MeToo movement, including Tom Donahue’s star-packed ”This Changes Everything,” which was executive produced by Geena Davis and looks at gender dynamics in Hollywood.

Alexis Bloom’s “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” is about the Fox News founder who was ousted for allegations of sexual harassment.

And Tilda Swinton narrates Mark Cousins’ “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema,” about international cinema through the lens of women directors.

Docs profiling major personalities include Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks’s “Quincy,” about music great Quincy Jones, Tom Volf’s “Maria by Callas,” and Margarethe von Trotta’s “Searching for Ingmar Bergman.”

Meanwhile, one of Bergman’s most influential works, “Persona,” will screen in the TIFF Cinematheque lineup.

Other films in Midnight Madness include “Nekrotronic” by Kiah Roache-Turner, starring Monica Bellucci as “the queen of a demonic underworld.”

The film festival runs Sept. 6 to 16.

Just Posted

Council raises concerns about cannabis smoke and health

Smoke Free Bylaw returns to Red Deer city council Sept. 4

Councillors want to represent Red Deer at AUMA

City council approves endorsement

Red Deer woman hopes stolen guitar will be returned

Stolen guitar belong to her late mother

Penhold climber’s death a reminder of the dangers of scrambling

He never returned from his Mount Smuts attempt on Aug. 12.

Children, elderly at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

VANCOUVER — Thick smoke blanketing British Columbia communities far from any flames… Continue reading

WATCH: Medicine River Wildlife Centre opens new playground

The grand opening of the playground was Saturday morning

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman who often walked her dog… Continue reading

Patients redirected as water leak shuts down Edmonton hospital’s emergency room

EDMONTON — Ambulances are being redirected to other hospitals after a water… Continue reading

Parks Canada moves second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park

BANFF — Parks Canada says a second bison bull that wandered out… Continue reading

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is scrapping an unpopular lottery system for… Continue reading

Air Canada-led consortium signs deal to buy Aeroplan program from Aimia

TORONTO — A consortium led by Air Canada has reached a deal… Continue reading

Scheer going to India to ‘repair’ relationship after ‘disastrous’ Trudeau trip

OTTAWA — Six months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy prowess… Continue reading

Police chiefs want new data-sharing treaty with U.S. as privacy questions linger

OTTAWA — Canada’s police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign… Continue reading

Pope on sex abuse: “We showed no care for the little ones”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month