“Spotlight” Headed To (International) Film Festivals

Over the past few days it has been announced that “Spotlight” will be part of the official selection of fall film festivals around the globe. We will round them up in this post. First up is the 11th edition of the Zurich Film Festival. The movie will be part of it’s Gala Premieres programme with producer Steve Golin expected to attend. The premiere screening will be held on Monday, September 28. The festival runs from September 24-October 4 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.

Secondly it was announced that the movie is also selected for the Investigative Film Festival. The movie will screen as the opening night, on September 30, of the festival, which is located in Washington, DC. The festival runs from September 30-October 2 and for more information you can head over to the official website.

The movie will have it’s Australian premiere during the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival. The premiere screening will be held on October 17. The festival runs from October 15-25 and more information can be found on the official website.

Finally, THR reported exclusively yesterday that the real-life Boston Globe team behind its film Spotlight at the Toronto Film Festival and the principal cast is expected to attend the TIFF premiere. They are reporting the following story:

All six of the reporters and editors portrayed in the film will be on hand when the film debuts at the festival on Sept. 14. Walter “Robby” Robinson, Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, Matt Carroll, Marty Baron and Ben Bradlee Jr. will participate in an on-stage Q&A — along with the six actors and actresses who portray them — after the premiere.

The TIFF premiere also will mark the first time that Spotlight stars Michael Keaton (Robinson), Mark Ruffalo (Rezendes), Rachel McAdams (Pfeiffer), Brian d’Arcy James (Carroll), Liev Schreiber (Baron) and John Slattery (Bradlee) have all converged to introduce the film. Ruffalo was at the Venice Film Festival last week when the film premiered there, and Keaton and McAdams were in Telluride over the weekend for Spotlight’s debut there.

Spotlight director and co-writer Tom McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer also will participate at the TIFF premiere as well as the producers Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Blye Pagon Faust.

The premiere will mark something of a reunion for the six journalists, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 but no longer work together as a team. Baron is now executive editor of The Washington Post. Bradlee resigned from the Globe in 2004 to write a biography of Ted Williams titled The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, which became a New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for film.

The movie had it’s world premiere during the Venice Film Festival and it’s North American premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Don’t forget to follow our twitter account @rachelmonline – We will try to report the smaller film festival selections on our twitter feed.

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