TIFF and Bell’s Media Crave chats & screenings

JournalEntertainment About TIFF TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit About Crave Delivering more Oscar ® -nominated and Emmy ® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME ® , Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave Original hit series include comedies LETTERKENNY and NEW EDEN; CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW with Lainey Lui; HEALTHY IS HOT with Chloe Wilde; candid interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; a series of original stand-up specials; the upcoming competition series CANADA’S DRAG RACE; and the upcoming apocalyptic original comedic documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE. Crave is a major supporter of Canada’s production industry, helping to fund and develop numerous film and documentary projects including feature films THE SONG OF NAMES, WHITE LIE, and THE GRIZZLIES among others, as well as Crave Original Documentaries ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION, YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY, and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH. Crave also includes acclaimed selections from the Toronto International Film Festival which are featured in two exclusive collections: Best of TIFF and TIFF Selects. Crave is a bilingual TV and streaming service with more than 6,000 hours of exclusive French-language content included with the Super Écran add-on. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available in English through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.

JournalEntertainment Stay at Home Cinema with TIFF and Crave

TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave virtual chats and screenings for Stay-at-Home Cinema experience

In case, you are looking for some fun content, look no further. Check out the experiences provided by TIFF and Bell Media Crave. TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave announce virtual chats and screenings for Stay-at-Home Cinema experience.

Stay-at-Home Cinema will take place on Wednesday, April 8, Friday, April 10, and Sunday, April 12.

Toronto International Film Festival Stay-at-Home Cinema, screening on Crave, shares the magic of filmgoing, together at home. Join us at 7pm EDT, Wednesday, April 8, for an Instagram Live (@tiff_net) virtual Q&A with Viggo Mortensen and Cameron Bailey. At 7:30pm EDT, audiences can view Mortensen in Captain Fantastic. On April 10, audiences can enjoy the multiple Academy Award–winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design, and Best Cinematography), with guest to be confirmed. Join us at 7pm EDT, Sunday, April 12, for an Instagram Live (@tiff_net) virtual Q&A with Amma Asante and Cameron Bailey. At 7:30pm EDT, audiences can watch Asante’s feature Belle.
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On Wednesday, April 8, Academy Award-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen takes over the @CraveCanada Instagram page at 7 pm to 7:20 pm EDT for a virtual Q&A with TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey. Following the chat at 7:30 pm EDT, audiences are invited to screen Captain Fantastic on Crave.  TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave

Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (/ˈviːɡoʊ ˈmɔːrtənsən/; Danish: [ˈviko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father and American mother, he was a resident of Venezuela and Argentina during his childhood.
Viggo Mortensen


On April 10, audiences can enjoy the multiple Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design, and Best Cinematography), with guest to be confirmed. TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - › wiki › Crouching_Tiger,_Hidden_Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; pinyin: Wò hǔ cáng lóng) is a 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee and written by Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung, based on the Chinese novel by Wang Dulu. Produced by‎: ‎Bill Kong‎; ‎Hsu Li-kong‎; ‎Ang LeeBudget‎: ‎US$17 million Based on‎: ‎Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‎; by ... Country‎: ‎: Mainland China; Hong Kong; Taiwan; ... ‎Sword of Destiny · ‎Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... · ‎Chow Yun-fat · ‎Sihung Lung
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon



In addition, on April 12, Bailey will interview the director and TIFF Share Her Journey Ambassador Amma Asante before inviting audiences to screen her film Belle on Crave.

Belle Asante has developed film projects in both the UK and US. Her second feature film, Belle (2013), is a sub-genre of both feminism and racism.[19] The film is based on Dido Elizabeth Belle, and depicts an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of an enslaved African woman and a British navy captain. They placed the girl with his uncle (and Belle's great-uncle) Lord Mansfield and his wife in late 18th-century London.[20] In this film, Dido was being raised by a white aristocratic family and acquired many intellectual skills. She uses her personal experiences to debate the social and structural issues of her time, such as the patriarchy and lack of representation for visible minorities.[19] Dido's role in the film has been said to be "a way that is usually denied to historical black women".[19] The film touches on the Zong marine case, where the Captain falsely claims damages from his insurer for the loss of his 133 enslaved Africans.[19] The Captain was not able to get compensated, so his case was escalated to the higher court, where Lord Chief Justice Mansfield (Dido’s great-uncle and guardian) had charge of the trial. The film stars Academy Award nominees Tom Wilkinson as Lord Mansfield, who as a justice, ruled on two important cases related to slavery; Emily Watson as his wife and Miranda Richardson, alongside rising stars Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, and Sam Reid, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the eponymous Dido Elizabeth Belle. Belle was the third project to receive investment from Pinewood Studios as part of its Pinewood Films initiative, established to help fund and support British independent films.[21][22] The film was shot on location in the Isle of Man, London and Oxford. It was distributed through Fox Searchlight Pictures.[23] A special screening of the film took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 2 April 2014, as part of the UN commemorative events on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Asante and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw attended the screening at the United Nations headquarters.[24] The same week, Asante was honoured by BAFTA in both Los Angeles and New York as a "Brit to Watch", where special screenings of Belle were held to celebrate her work.[25] At the 2014 Miami International Film Festival, Asante was awarded The Signis Award as director of Belle. Amma Asante MBE is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, former actress, and Chancellor at Norwich University of the Arts, born in London to parents from Ghana. Her love for the film industry started when she received her first role in BBC's Grange Hill
Amma Asante

The Stay-at-Home Cinema experiences on April 10 and 12 begin with a virtual Q&A on TIFF’s Instagram (@tiff_net), featuring the guest of honour and Bailey (7 pm to 7:20 pm EDT) via Instagram Live. At 7:30 pm EDT, audiences can view the film through Crave (app, web, on-demand) and continue the conversation on Twitter (@tiff_net) during their home screening.

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