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Why is The Red Riding Trilogy Not Preeming in Toronto?

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik September 4, 2009 at 7:43AM

Why is The Red Riding Trilogy Not Preeming in Toronto?
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With the news coming in today that the "The Red Riding Trilogy" -- called by the New York Film Festival "one of this year's great cinematic events and far and away the best recent addition to the canon of film noir" -- will screen at the Gotham event, why aren't the films playing in Toronto, that North American behemoth of a film festival? Picked up by IFC Films in Cannes, the trio of movies adapted from David Peace's series of novels about a serial killer who terror­ized northern England in the '70s and '80s are produced by Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton, and directed by, respectively, Julien Jarrold, James Marsh, and Anand Tucker. With good word coming from Telluride and today's New York announcement, it's got me itching to see them, so much that I thought about catching them in Canada. But as far as I know, they won't be there. I imagine this post will fuel speculation, and someone who knows will give me the dish shortly. I'm waiting...