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American blogger calls 911 to report person texting during movie

An American blogger annoyed by texting and emailing on smartphones during a movie at the Toronto film festival called police this week. Alex Billington reportedly first complained to theater managers at the Monday midnight screening of Ti West’s “The Sacrament.” But when no action was taken, he called the police…

First Nations filmmakers slam ‘Hollywood Indian’ image

Native filmmakers are taking back their image and telling their own stories after a century of Hollywood misrepresentations, especially in the Western genre, a Toronto film festival panel heard Friday. The trend is attributed to the growing self-confidence and hope of younger generations living in native communities, as well as…

U2 rockumentary opens Toronto film festival

A documentary on the Irish rock band U2′s dizzying rise to superstardom rocked Canada’s largest metropolis as it opened the Toronto film festival. Fans cheered as Bono and U2 guitarist The Edge appeared for the gala opener of “From The Sky Down,” directed by Davis Guggenheim. It is the first…

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