Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release.
Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and all screenings are previews of films not yet released. Each event offers thought-provoking post-film discussion led by a critic or subject expert, and you are welcome to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries before each screening.
This season's hosts are Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, and long-time International Programmer at TIFF, Jane Schoettle. To give you an idea of what to expect: last season's lineup included The Stopover (France), Die Beautiful (Philippines), A Date for Mad Mary (Ireland), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Mother (Estonia), Mellow Mud (Latvia), The Candidate (Argentina/Uruguay).
The 2017-2018 season of Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema will take place the following Sundays at 10am and 10:30am:
Subscriptions on-sale to TIFF Members on May 17 / Public on May 24.
Individual tickets on-sale to TIFF Members on September 20 / Public on September 27.
Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Proof of age by government-issued identification will be required prior to admission for persons appearing under the age of 21. Regardless of age, each person in attendance must have a ticket.
Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Festival programming, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries. Toronto Life has named him one of Toronto's 50 Most Influential People four years in a row. Born in London, Bailey grew up in England and Barbados before migrating to Canada. Before taking up his current position at TIFF, he was a Festival programmer for 11 years, and a writer and broadcaster on film. He has presented international cinema on Showcase Television's national programme The Showcase Revue, and has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice, CineAction!, and Screen. Bailey has curated film series for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australia's Sydney International Film Festival.
Jane Schoettle is an International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and is responsible for programming films from Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Germany, as well as American independent cinema. Since joining TIFF in 2002, she has built a reputation for her keen eye and ability to discover new talent. Her programmed films have won the Cadillac People's Choice Award for three years in a row: Hotel Rwanda in 2004, Tsotsi in 2005, and Bella in 2006. She is the founder and former Director of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival, and the creator of TIFF's Reel Comfort and Special Delivery initiatives. For three years, Schoettle also programmed TIFF's subscription series Reel Talk, to which she returns as a programmer for the 2016/17 season.