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Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 3 - 8, 2014
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Overview
Universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films, The Toronto International Film Festival has proven to be one of the most successful cinematic events in the world. The centerpiece of the festival is the dramatic TIFF Bell Lightbox, featuring 5 state-of-the-art screening theaters, stunning public spaces, and an extensive film library. Join film historian Marc Glassman as he guides you through a remarkable range of cinematography, from independent films to Hollywood features. 2013 film screenings included North American Premieres including Twelve Years a Slave and Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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Itinerary
September 3 — Arrive in Toronto

Arrive individually and check-in after 3:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. Meet Study Leader Marc Glassman for a welcome reception. Opening remarks and a group dinner follow in the hotel. Your industry passes will be handed out this evening along with a full schedule of screenings. (R,D)

September 4 — Individual Film Screenings
This morning enjoy a full breakfast buffet and remarks by your Study Leader in preparation for the day’s films. Spend the remainder of your morning at leisure and attend film screenings on your own this afternoon and evening. (B)

September 5 — Individual Screenings and Gala Screening
After breakfast and a lecture by your Study Leader and a guest lecturer, you will be fully prepared for today's films. Attend screenings on your own for remainder of morning and afternoon. This evening, the group will attend a Gala screening.(B)

September 6 — Individual Film Screenings
Enjoy a full breakfast buffet and prepare for the day's screenings by attending lectures given by your Study Leader and a guest lecturer. The rest of the day is at leisure to attend the Festival's offerings on your own. (B)

September 7 — Film Screenings and Farewell Reception
Prepare for the day with a full breakfast buffet and remarks by Study Leaders and a guest lecturer. After an independent afternoon of film screenings, join fellow travelers and your Study Leaders for a festive farewell dinner and recap on the films seen. (B,D)

September 8 — Depart Toronto
Depart from the hotel individually.