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'Demolition,' Michael Moore kick off Toronto Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival kicks off with 'Demolition' and Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next'

'Demolition,' Michael Moore kick off Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO (AP) -- The 40th Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday night with a double bill of drama and politics.

The official opening night premiere is "Demolition," the latest from the Quebecois filmmaker and "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallee. Though it won't hit theaters until April, "Demolition" will start the festival off with one of Canada's top directors, in a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an unraveling investment banker.

The more explosive fireworks of opening night may come in the evening's second major premiere: Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next." The programming of Moore's first documentary in six years -- an investigation of the American military industrial complex -- doubled as a revelation of its existence. As he typically does, Moore made the film clandestinely.

Updated : 2021-09-22 06:35 GMT+08:00