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Toronto Film Festival marks September 11 anniversary

By Daniel S Levine,
The festival will honor 9/11 with a short film and 'The Love We Make'

Ten years ago, during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, many of Hollywood’s stars and studio brass were stranded in Toronto, during that year’s film festival. This year, the festival is planning on honoring its connection to that horrific event.

The Associated Press reports that on Sunday, the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, the festival will show a four-minute short film before every screening.

The four-minute film is made up of recollections by those who were at the festival, which had to shut down the day of the attacks. Cameron Bailey, co-director of the festival, said that the film is a look at what happened during “...this very strange environment of a film festival that's all about celebrating art and having fun, then to have this horrific event happen on that day.”

The festival did re-open the next day, finishing out its schedule with a much more subdued atmosphere.

The Love We Make will also be showing today, according to the festival’s site. The film, directed by Bradley Kaplan Albert Maysles, covers Paul McCartney’s preparations for The Concert for New York City a month after the attacks.

You can catch a trailer for the film, which will also air on Showtime, here:

 
 

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