Gala Presentation: Parkland
Parkland takes one of the 20th century’s most iconic moments – the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald – and steps back to explore the doctors, nurses, investigators and citizens who end up at the fore.
Details: Roy Thomson Hall, 9:30 pm
Star Power: Paul Giamatti, Colin Hanks, Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, James Badge Dale
Canadian Pride: Hateship Loveship
The stellar cast alone is a recommendation for the film. Based on the short story by Canadian writer Alice Munro, this comedy-drama sees a wild teenager try to set up her nanny with her recovering addict father.
Details: Princess of Wales, 2:30 pm
Star Power: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hailee Steinfeld, Christine Lahti
Actor Authored: Palo Alto
James Franco’s book of short stories is the basis of Francis Ford-grandchild Gia Coppola’s debut directing a feature. With his childhood in mind, Franco painted a picture of the Californian town and the sex, drugs and disaffectedness of its teenagers. Don’t try to claim you’re not curious!
Details: Scotiabank 4, 9 pm
Star Power: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Zoe Levin
Tonight’s Best Parties:
Only Lovers Left
Alive Premiere Party
Whether you saw Jim Jarmusch’s grimy vampire love story or not, you’re probably not willing to pass up the opportunity to eyeball the statuesque and other-worldly Tilda Swinton in the flesh. Party at The Courthouse with Toronto rockers The Sadies.
Horns Cast Party
Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple star in the Vancouver-shot fantasy about a man whose body starts to transform after a drunken night – and not for the better! AMC Storys is the place to be (we hope Radcliffe parties in those horns!).
If what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, does what happens at C Lounge (a.k.a. the annual Las Vegas Gansevoort pop-up) stay at C Lounge? With the Hateship Loveship after party on the bill, Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce might just be milling around the mock casino and poolside cabanas.
A Clockwork Orange
Horror fans will fall hard for this Kubrick-inspired fete at Adelaide Hall, a phantasmagoric mélange of installations, spooky figures, light play and, of course, danceable turntable tunes. All droogs in attendance can enjoy live music by Weaves and Omhouse.