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Topic: THE CURRENT WAR | World Premiere at TIFF 2017 (9 September 2017)

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Just announced:

The Current War will world premiere at The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, 7 - 17 September 2017.

 

The film will screen as part of the Special Presentations section of the festival.

Festival ticket packages are on sale now, for more info and to buy, visit the official website

 

 



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September is not long away. It will be interesting to see what people think of the film as it sounds like it's going to be great. Looking forward to seeing some pics of Damien in character!

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Indeed Rosie, and might this mean a trailer soon too?

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Oooh I hadn't even thought about a trailer!

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I've been anxiously watching the TIFF youtube page, where new trailers and clips are being uploaded daily. Fingers crossed Damien appears in the trailer too! fingerscrossed



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Hoping to see something exciting soon! Really looking forward to seeing this film. Can't wait to see Damien in Victorian clothes again!

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domino wrote:

I've been anxiously watching the TIFF youtube page, where new trailers and clips are being uploaded daily. Fingers crossed Damien appears in the trailer too! fingerscrossed


 fingerscrossed fingerscrossed

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It's frustratingly impossible to guess how substantial, or 'blink and you'll miss it', Damien's part may be in this.  Really, really hope he'll be in the trailer....but I guess whether he is or not it'll still be difficult to guess how prominent he'll be in the film....



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It's frustratingly impossible to guess how substantial, or 'blink and you'll miss it', Damien's part may be in this.  Really, really hope he'll be in the trailer....but I guess whether he is or not it'll still be difficult to guess how prominent he'll be in the film....


 Totally fifi. At this stage of DaMo deprivation I will just be grateful if he is in the final cut at all! fingerscrossed



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RPLovesIpswich wrote:

Hoping to see something exciting soon! Really looking forward to seeing this film. Can't wait to see Damien in Victorian clothes again!


 Rosie, I must confess to the same! Can't wait to see him as Bourke Cockran! the costume, the hair (facial and otherwise) and his accent.  Damien always surprises with his accents. Cockran was born in Ireland and went to America when he was 17.. so will it be Irish or American? (I think I'm most looking forward to an american accent in one of his TV or film projects, which we have not yet seen (heard), only in radio / reading projects. Perhaps it will go some way towards compensating us for missing out on 'The Devil You Know'!)



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TIFF has released the film schedule for this year's festival!

The Current War screens 9, 10, 13 September, the latter is a press & industry screening.

Fuller film details have been released 

(but still no mention of Damo!

 

THE CURRENT WAR | TIFF 2017

 

good luck to anyone trying to get a ticket to this, looks like it will sell out in a flash!



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TIFF's The Current War synopsis and semi review is encouraging!

"fleet, eye-catching style", "a sizzle and visual imagination", "both heat and light...sweeping epic"

 

In 2017, it's nearly impossible to imagine a world without electric light. Yet the technology that illuminates our homes and projects images onto our screens dates back only the length of two lifetimes. The Current War, featuring brilliant performances from Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, brings to life the innovations and rivalries that would switch on the world.

Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) knew he was a genius — and he made sure everyone else knew it, too. In 1879, he and his team conducted the first successful light bulb tests, declaring an end to night as people knew it. But the broad distribution of electricity posed a daunting challenge. Edison was convinced that direct current was the superior system, but entrepreneur George Westinghouse (Shannon, also appearing at this year's Festival in The Shape of Water), Edison's less flamboyant competitor, had a different idea.

We now know Westinghouse and Edison as household names, and their work as central to modern life, but the thrill of this film comes from watching them as men — brilliant minds and exceptional inventors, perhaps, but driven as much as anyone by pride, revenge, guile and maybe money, too. Both sought to bring electricity to the world. Only one of them could win the war to be first.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon makes an impressive leap in scale here from his much-admired independent film, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. It's worth noting, though, that he apprenticed on films by Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, and Alejandro González Iñárritu. The fleet, eye-catching style he deploys here shows a sizzle and visual imagination that shouldn't be surprising. His skill, combined with the towering talent of Cumberbatch and Shannon, lends both heat and light to this sweeping epic.

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That does sound positive, phrases like "impressive leap in scale" must be encouraging for a new director to hear!

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Totally! 'Me and Earl and The Dying Girl' was a beautiful masterpiece in its own right though.. so the mind boggles at any leap in scale from there!

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TICKETS GO ON SALE 4 SEPTEMBER 10 AM EDT- Toronto (or near) based fans, keep your eye on the page!

TIFF | THE CURRENT WAR

Public Screenings for The Current War

9.30 pm Saturday 9 September

11 am Sunday 10 September

 



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 ATTENTION  MOLONIANS!

TORONTO  BASED, OR WILLING TO TRAVEL?

GENERAL TICKETS FOR THE CURRENT WAR AT TIFF GO ON SALE TODAY!

10 AM EDT CANADA / 3PM UK TIME

THESE WILL GET SNAPPED UP IMMEDIATELY SO DON'T HESITATE

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TIFF | THE CURRENT WAR TICKETS

Public Screenings for The Current War

9.30 pm Saturday 9 September

11 am Sunday 10 September

 



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The Current War world premieres at TIFF tonight (9.30 pm EDT Canada time). Hopefully we will start to here more about the film!



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