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Video: Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game – 2017 TIFF Presentation

Video: Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game – 2017 TIFF Presentation

After Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs in the tens, Aaron Sorkin finally moves to the front of the camera with his directorial debut which was naturally afforded some name cast and therefore landing a red carpet splashed, showcase friendly world premiere at TIFF. Starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, Molly’s Game presents the notion of high stakes and applies it to more than just the world of gambling with what we could call assertive entrepreneurialism. Film industry wise, this becomes a legit sound box office and awards season bet for the STX Entertainment folks. This will be released on November 22nd. Here is the intro to the premiere.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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