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Toronto Film Fest Puts Spotlight on Need for Female Filmmakers and Their Stories

Toronto Film Fest Puts Spotlight on Need for Female Filmmakers and Their Stories

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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Actor Geena Davis and actor and filmmaker Nandita Das share a laugh onstage during the Share Her Journey Rally in Toronto, Saturday, Sept, 8, 2018. Share Her Journey is a campaign organized by the Toronto International Film Festival to empower women in film. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek)

TORONTO – Red carpet glitz and celebrity ogling were momentarily supplanted by chants of “Women rock!” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, when hundreds of film fans and filmmakers gathered to demand gender parity at a rousing street rally.

Speakers including actress and activist Geena Davis, inclusion expert Dr. Stacy L. Smith, actress Amanda Brugel and actress and #AfterMeToo co-founder Mia Kirshner issued a clarion call to directors, producers, writers, financiers and executives to support female voices.

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‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

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“Forrest Gump” is one of four Tom Hanks films being screened as part of Cineplex’s Hanksfest this summer. (HANDOUT)

Fans of actor Tom Hanks will get their fill this summer at a movie theatre event dedicated entirely to the legendary actor.

Hanksfest is hitting Cineplex theatres nationwide beginning July 6, showcasing a month of Hanks’ most iconic films on the big screen.

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