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Toronto Announces 75 New Titles, Includes Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises,' Durkin's 'Southcliffe,' Gibney's 'Armstrong Lie' and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 13, 2013 at 11:14AM

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has announced its second wave of programming. Included in the 75 added titles are new work by Hayao Miyazaki ("The Wind Rises," which recently had its Japanese premiere), Sean Durkin (miniseries "Southcliffe"), Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie," newly acquired for stateside release by Sony Pictures Classics), Kevin Macdonald ("How I Lie Now," starring Saoirse Ronan and Tom Holland) and James Franco ("Child of God," making its North American premiere).
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"The Wind Rises"
"The Wind Rises"

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has announced its second wave of programming. Included in the 75 added titles are new work by Hayao Miyazaki ("The Wind Rises," which recently had its Japanese premiere), Sean Durkin (miniseries "Southcliffe"), Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie," newly acquired for stateside release by Sony Pictures Classics), Kevin Macdonald ("How I Lie Now," starring Saoirse Ronan and Tom Holland) and James Franco (Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child of God," making its North American premiere).

Sean Harris in "Southcliffe"
Sean Harris in "Southcliffe"

Also included is Alain Giraudie's Cannes entry "Stranger By the Lake," and Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties," starring Marion Cotillard and Clive Owen. 

Two films starring the late Cory Monteith ("Glee"), who died last month from a drug overdose at age 31, are also part of the lineup. Josh C. Waller's "McCanick," in which Monteith plays a hustler struggling with a drug addiction (see picture below), and "All the Wrong Reasons," announced previously, where Monteith plays a department store worker.

Check out the complete list of added titles at Indiewire.

The entire running list of films playing the fest, with synopses, is here.

Cory Monteith in "McCanick"
Cory Monteith in "McCanick"



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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.