- Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver will play at the opening gala
- Chicago Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum will be on hand to introduce the North American premiere of Jacques Rivette’s 12.5-hour film Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (1971)
- Stan Douglas’s Klatsassin will concern British Columbian history and take place in five different eras; “Projected directly off a computer hard drive, the film permutes for six days without exactly repeating.”
- Mark Dornford-May’s Son of Man, which re-sets the life of Christ in modern South Africa, will also be shown here
The festival’s press conference takes place in two weeks, and September will be full of screenings before the festival proper gets under way. I have no idea how involved I will be this year, what with the babies at home and all, but I guess we’ll find out!