Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Terminally-ill matriarch Lily (Susan Sarandon) invites her family and close friend to her home for one final gathering.
Blackbird has a lot of emotional impact and a captivating story at its core about assisted-suicide. In using multiple characters, Screenwriter Christian Torpe is able to give a well-balanced view on this often tough topic. Those characters are brought beautifully to the screen by the impeccable Sarandon, along with scene-stealing and at times comedic Kate Winslet, and the captivating Mia Wasikowska.
Blackbird screens at TIFF on Fri, Sep 6 at Roy Thompson Hall at 9:30 PM, Sat, Sep 7 at Roy Thompson Hall at 12 PM, and Fri, Sep 13 at Princess of Wales at 3 PM.
#TIFF19: DAY TWO – JESSICA BIEL, SUSAN SARANDON, HEATHER GRAHAM, RAINN WILSON + MORE
Rain and the cold can’t stop us! While this has been one of the chillier editions of TIFF ever, the show must still go on! Lots of amazing sightings as the Festival gets ready to hit a high-point this weekend! See the snaps!
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THE REST OF US – Press Stop
LIMETOWN – Premiere
DADS– Press Stop
I AM WOMAN – Press Stop
BLACKBIRD – Press Stop
JUST MERCY – Afterparty x Press Stop
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)