Three Cincinnati-shot films to screen at just-underway Toronto Film Festival

They are Robert Redford-starring "The Old Man and the Gun," Emilio Estevez-directed "the public" and director Tim Sutton's "Donnybrook."

Scene from "the public," shot at Cincinnati's Main Library - PHOTO: Provided
PHOTO: Provided
Scene from "the public," shot at Cincinnati's Main Library

Three Cincinnati-made films are screening at the just-underway Toronto International Film Festival, including one world premiere (writer-director Tim Sutton's Donnybrook) and two international premieres (David Lowery's The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford in what he says will probably be his last leading movie role) and the public, Emilio Estevez's drama about a takeover of the Cincinnati Main Library by homeless persons. The Old Man and the Gun first screened at Telluride Film Festival; the public at Santa Barbara. CityBeat wrote about the reception to The Old Man and the Gun here; to the public here.

“To have three Cincinnati-made films shown in Toronto is a credit to the quality of production companies who now choose to make their movies here,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, in a press release. “We’re excited to show another international audience the kind of first-class resources and talent we have available through Film Cincinnati.”

Wikipedia says of Donnybrook that it is an upcoming American-French drama, written and directed by Tim Sutton and based upon the novel of the same name by Frank Bill. It stars  Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo. The 2012 novel has been described as "a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern Indiana. Twenty fighters. One wire-fence ring. Fight until only one man is left standing while a rowdy festival of onlookers—drunk and high on whatever’s on offer—bet on the fighters.”

“Donnybrook” will premiere today (September 7), with additional showings on September 8, 9, 11 and 14.

“the public” will premiere September 9, with additional showings on September 10, 11, 12 and 14. Following the movie’s second screening, Estevez will lead an onstage panel discussion about the film.

“The Old Man and The Gun” will premiere September 10, with additional showings September 11, 13 and 14.

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