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TIFF List: One Essential Film Exhibition

The Toronto International Film Festival is ramping up for its 35th excellent year, with more than 300 movies showing between September 9 and 19. Follow this space in the days leading up to TIFF 2010 for features on much-anticipated premieres, the Bell Lightbox—the festival’s exciting new headquarters—and scads of sites at which to spot visiting celebrities. During the festival itself, we’ll bring you details on each day’s film offerings plus what to do before or after your screening.

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, number 29 on TIFF's "Essential 100" list of films (image courtesy of the Film Reference Library)

Inaugurating the TIFF Bell Lightbox as a centre for film appreciation is Essential Cinema, a large-scale exhibition celebrating some of the greatest movies ever made. Inspired by the TIFF-curated “Essential 100” list of history’s most important films, the display—opening September 12—features props, costumes, sound clips and other curiousities from such iconic works as Breathless, Taxi Driver and City Lights, as well as four newly commissioned projects by filmmakers including Atom Egoyan and Guy Maddin. Starting September 23 through to the end of 2010, TIFF also hosts screenings of each of these classic movies. Call 416-968-3456 or visit the festival’s website for more information.

Tomorrow: 8 Facts About the TIFF Bell Lightbox

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