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Anonymous celebrities
JENNIE PUNTER, Special to The Globe and Mail
The stars of foreign screens enjoy their time at a film festival in a country where they're not swarmed by fans
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The labour of Love Liza
JENNIE PUNTER, Special to The Globe and Mail
It took six years for the Hoffman brothers, acclaimed actor Philip Seymour and writer Gordy, to bring their film about a husband's grief to the screen
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Just a pinch of spice
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
Lisa Ray's exoticism is her signature and her passport, writes LIAM LACEY. First it brought a career in modelling, then it landed her the lead in Deepa Mehta's new comedy
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Lisa Ray
Actor Lisa Ray: 'I'm fortunate that people can't pigeonhole me too easily. They really don't know where I'm from'




'I do not see poverty in my pictures'
SARAH MILROY, The Globe and Mail
Are Shelby Lee Adams's documentary stills of rural Kentucky insightful or exploitative? SARAH MILROY talks to the photographer, who is himself tormented by contradiction
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Festival counsellor underemployed
DIERDRE KELLY, The Globe and Mail
The film festival went into subdued mode yesterday, even having a counsellor on standby
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Jeff Blitz
Director Jeff Blitz: spelling bees are the newest representation of the American Dream

Whiz-kids 'spellbinding' fodder for the big screen
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, CTV News Staff
Finding the "back stories" of small children struggling in public over big words
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Soo Lyu's big moment
ANGELA MULHOLLAND, CTV News Staff
How the director of Rub and Tug spent the day of her film's Toronto International Film Festival premiere
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Ralph Fiennes
Fiennes: 'I like Spider's loneliness, his fears, his stubborness.'

Master of the tortured mind
GAYLE MacDONALD, The Globe and Mail
The man who's played a Nazi, a liar and an ill-fated lover talks to GAYLE MacDONALD about his strange new role in David Cronenberg's Spider
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Courage under fire
JENNIE PUNTER, Special to The Globe and Mail
Jim Simpson finished his film about a New York editor and a grieving fire chief just in time for its Sept. 11 premiere
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Kinnear: Turning the focus on the Hollywood nice guy
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, CTV News Staff
Greg Kinnear explores the divide between the public and private lives of troubled Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane
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The Un-Making of the President
ANGELA MULHOLLAND, CTV News Staff
A documentary film chronicles the sad story of two men destroyed by their attempt to publish an unauthorized biography of George W. Bush
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Sex, drugs and women in prison
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
Expect a walk on the dark side in many festival films, LIAM LACEY writes
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Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell

The 'B' list guy in a crowd full of 'A's
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, CTV News Staff
CTV News talks to Bruce Campbell, the B-movie legend who's leading the list at the festival's Midnight Madness programme
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Scandalous vérité
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
Before reality TV, there was Allan King. A retrospective and a new book pay tribute to one of Canada's premier documentary filmmakers, LIAM LACEY writes
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Reaping the harvest of Korea's homegrown cinema hothouse
MARK PERANSON, The Globe and Mail
Contemporary films Camel(s), Turning Gate and Oasis are the spirited standouts in this year's spotlight
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'A lot of life to tell'
JAMES ADAMS, The Globe and Mail
Salma Hayek laboured for more than six years to bring Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo to the big screen. She talks to JAMES ADAMS about breaking away from bombshell roles and realizing her dream film
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Reno
Reno: 'Everybody did talk about it privately. The only difference with me was that I talked about it publicly'

Reno: A rebel with a cause
MARY-ELLEN ANDERSON, CTV News Staff
New York comedian Reno, takes on American patriotism and the U.S. war on terrorism in Nancy Savoca's documentary "Reno, Rebel Without a Pause" which premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival
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Vanity fare
JAMES ADAMS, NATIONAL ARTS CORRESPONDENT,
The Globe and Mail

Stars in search of ever more hyphenated titles - actor-director-producer-god - are creating ever more films, and the results can be bad-forgettable-heinous
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Are you being served?
REBECCA CALDWELL, The Globe and Mail
Hotel concierges are unfazed by film-fest requests, finds REBECCA CALDWELL
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Hollywood meets Bollywood
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, CTV News Staff
CTV News talks to director Deepa Mehta about her fusion film, the appropriately named Bollywood/Hollywood
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Michael Moore faces down U.S. gun culture
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, Schwartz, CTV News Staff
Michael Moore, a moviemaker best known for his commando, knocking-down-door techniques, is once again trying to break barriers with his latest work, Bowling for Columbine
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Creating Turbulence
MATTHEW HAYS, Special to The Globe and Mail
Quebec filmmaker Manon Briand explores what happens when things turn unpredictable
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Not just a great escape
RICK GROEN, The Globe and Mail
Forget the film festival stars, forget the flacks, what do we really gain from watching a movie? Last Sept. 11 brought a chorus of wrong answers to that question, writes RICK GROEN
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Director Soo Lyu
Director Soo Lyu describes the worry and excitement of her first feature's TIFF debut

Soo Lyu's wrapped and ready
ANGELA MULHOLLAND, CTV News Staff
TIFF rookie Soo Lyu talks about the unique blend of anxiety and excitement she's experiencing at the festival as she waits for the world premiere of her first feature film Rub & Tug
FULL STORY



Director Soo Lyu
Blue Skies, Ann Marie Fleming's seven-minute film in the Perspective Canada series

A short intro to shorts
ANGELA MULHOLLAND, CTV News Staff
Perspectives Canada and Wavelengths have assembled their short films series in themes, and two programmers offer some tips on how to get the most out of the short film experience
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Lights, camera, uh, autopsy
REBECCA CALDWELL and GAYLE MACDONALD, The Globe and Mail
Admitting he blew it with Picture Claire, Bruce McDonald returns with Planet Claire, a documentary of what went wrong
FULL STORY




How to get high with the stars
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
What's a lowly civilian's best bet to get close to a celebrity during the film festival? Try an elevator
FULL STORY



A scene from Ararat
David Alpay and Arsinée Khanjian in Ararat

This is a new country
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
We can't help sifting through the Canadian films of the Toronto International Film Festival for hints on who we are
FULL STORY




Sober-up doughnuts, star snits, paparazzi tricks
The Globe and Mail
It takes countless people to make the Toronto International Film Festival happen. Here are three of their stories
FULL STORY




Lights, camera, caution at film fest
JAMES ADAMS, NATIONAL ARTS CORRESPONDENT
The Globe and Mail

On the surface, it seems to be business as usual as the Toronto International Film Festival unspools its 27th annual instalment today.
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Film fests: Beware the buzz
SIMON HOUPT, The Globe and Mail
When you get more than 300 movies, major-league distributors and an excitable press in one place, not everything is as it seems, SIMON HOUPT writes
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A scene from the short-film anthology 11'09'01
A scene from the short-film anthology 11'09'01, which will be screened at the festival.

A film oasis
PIERS HANDLING, Special to The Globe and Mail
Screening a variety of viewpoints is more important than ever in a post-Sept. 11 world, writes PIERS HANDLING, the director of the Toronto International Film Festival.
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festival poster

Toronto Film Fest 101- or How to get a ticket
ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, CTV News Staff
Armed with our film festival guide you'll be on the VIP list, schmoozing like a seasoned Hollywood pro in no time
FULL STORY




In bed with the stars
CHRISTOPHER HEARD, Special to The Globe and Mail
It takes a certain breed of hotel to be hip enough, discreet enough and luxurious enough to cater to the whims of Hollywood's A-list
FULL STORY




Dressing to dazzle the stars
TRALEE PEARCE, The Globe and Mail
The Globe's TRALEE PEARCE goes shopping with a pair of on-air beauties as they set out to beat the film fest celebs at their own game
FULL STORY




Final tally: 345 movies
LIAM LACEY, The Globe and Mail
Michelle Pfeiffer, John Cusack and Sophia Loren are among the stars expected for next month's bash, writes LIAM LACEY
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