The TIFF Daily: What’s on September 8, 2013

Gala Presentation: Rush
Ron Howard directs this account of the 1976 Formula One season, one of the sport’s most thrilling because of a horrific crash and an intense rivalry between Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl)
: Roy Thomson Hall, 9:30 pm
Star Power
: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde

Musical Master: All Is By My Side
This highly anticipated Jimi Hendrix biopic stars one of the music world’s most compelling members: André Benjamin. From the underground clubs of New York to London’s swinging sixties, Hendrix is caught between two worlds – and two girls.
: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 2:15 pm
Star Power
: André Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell

Spacey Undertaking: Gravity
You don’t need bogeymen to create a great suspense thriller. Just put Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in outer space as astronauts, and have them drift above the Earth struggling to survive after a spacewalk goes wrong.
: Princess of Wales, 6:30 pm
Star Power
: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Today’s Best Parties

Artists for Peace and Justice Film Festival Lunch
Roots founder Michael Budman opens the doors of his Forest Hill home for this annual fundraiser, an afternoon affair co-hosted by Paul Haggis, Diane Bald and George Stromboulopoulos. $1250 per person, but James Franco should be there, so...

amfAR Inspiration Gala
One of the festival’s glitziest black tie affairs sees A-list celebs brushing shoulders as they help raise money for AIDS research. This year’s hosts and presenters include Hilary Swank, Marc Jacobs and Alan Cumming.

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