Preparations Underway for Chlotrud

Independent film fans know what happens in early September... the Toronto International Film Festival, of course! This year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has put together a group excursion to the festival including members and friends. Chlotrudis has taken over 10 Cawthra Square, a gorgeous bed & breakfast, as home base, in the midst of the film festival excitement.

As the big, star-studded galas are slowly announced, film fans grow more excited. Already new films by Zhang Yimou, Taylor Hackford, John Sayles, Jean-Luc Godard, Todd Solondz and more have been announced. When the complete film schedule is announced on August 24, 2004, you can bet Chlotrudis members will be all over it.

Several Chlotrudis members attending the festivities are hoping that Daniel MacIvor's second directorial effort, WILBY WONDERFUL, will be in the lineup. The film is scheduled to open in Canada on October 1, with a hopeful debut at the festival a perfect scheduling fit! MacIvor charmed the audience at the 10th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony this past March when he was in town to accept his Chlotrudis Body of Work Award. WONDERFUL features an all-star Canadian cast including Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie, and Paul Gross.

Anyone interested in joining Chlotrudis for the 29th Annual Toronto International Film Festival, taking place from September 9 - 18, should contact us at toronto@chlotrudis.org as soon as possible. Accomodations are limited.