New festival selections include Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, written by playwright Peter Morgan and starring Matt Damon; Dan Rush's Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell; Brad Anderson's thriller Vanishing on 7th Street featuring John Leguizamo; Danny Boyle's 127 Hours starring James Franco; Guy Moshe's BunrakuInsidious starring Patrick Wilson and Barbara Hershey; Massy Tadjedin's Last Night starring Keira Knightley; and Gilles Pacquet Brenner's Sarah's Key starring Kristen Scott Thomas.
The Festival will open with Score: A Hockey Musical, written and directed by Michael McGowan, about a teenager who becomes an unexpected hockey hero. The film stars Noah Reid, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan, and Nelly Furtado.
Among the films to be shown are John Cameron Mitchell's big-screen version of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a couple devastated by the loss of their son; Philip Seymour Hoffman's film version of Bob Glaudini's play Jack Goes Boating, in which Hoffman co-stars with Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega; and David Schwimmer's Trust about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family, which stars Liana Liberatoro, Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, and two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis.
Other films to be presented by the festival include Woody Allen's new comed You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Lucy Punch, and Naomi Watts; Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, about a man forced to examine his relationships when his 71-year-old father comes out of the closet; Robert Redford's The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright Penn, Kevin Kline and Evan Rachel Wood, which concerns a war hero defending a woman accused of aiding her son in Abraham Lincoln's assassination; and Never Let Me Go, featuring British film and stage stars Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan as boarding school friends coming to grips with their sheltered past.
Also on tap are Emilio Estevez's The Way, a drama about a father (played by Martin Sheen, Estevez's real father) on a pilgrimage after his son's death; John Curran's crime drama Stone, starring Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton; Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, a psychological thriller set behind the scenes at a dance company, starring Natlalie Portman as a troubled ballerina; George Hickenlooper's Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey as disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff; John Madden's The Debt, starring Helen Mirren, about Israeli agents tracking a Nazi war criminal; and Tony Goldwyn's legal drama Conviction, with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.
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