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Video: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

Video: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

Winner of the Best Actor award at the Gothams, there is a legit chance that James Franco might end up with another nom for the popularity vote known as the Oscars. With tremendous buzz, the first screening goes all the way back to the beginning of the year with the Work-In-Progress showing at SXSW all the way back in March. He officially unveiled The Disaster Artist at TIFF for the much hyped world premiere screening.

Midnight Madness crowds ate this up, and with good reason, the the pre and post screening Q&A at the Ryerson was an event in itself. In what could have easily been mistaken as a coming out party for Tommy Wiseau, this was in fact a bigger deal for Franco. The film placed second in Toronto’s People’s Choice Awards for the section, and less than a couple of weeks later, took the top prize, the Golden Shell, at the San Sebastian. A24 have a hit on their hands (December 1st release). Here is the premiere night footage.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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