The Toronto International Film Festival is profitable reverence to Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix and filmmaker Taika Waititi in a celebration Monday hold amid a festival’s unspooling premieres.
With a city plentiful with stars in city for a festival, TIFF this year combined a star-studded fundraising dinner. Streep is being respected a same night her financial attention joke The Laundromat is debuting.
Also premiering Monday is Phoenix’s Joker, uninformed off a Golden Lion win Saturday during a Venice Film Festival.
Waititi is receiving a festival’s Ebert Director Award, named after a late film censor Roger Ebert. Cinematographer Roger Deakins will also be given an award, as will Atlantics executive Mati Diop. The French filmmaker will accept a Mary Pickford Award for an emerging, groundbreaking womanlike talent.