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TIFF

MMA Crossfire – TIFF 2014 martial arts film guide

The 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) starts tomorrow September 4th and runs through September 14th.

It’s the biggest festival in the world not named Cannes.

Hundreds of movie stars will be in town for the occasion and as always, the steak and the sizzle will be there for all to soak in.

We took a quick peek at some of the combat-sports based flicks and fortunately, there is plenty to check out as well.

Let’s take a closer look.

Welcome back to The Crossfire.

MMA Crossfire

TIFF
Image courtesy Toronto International Film Festival.

 

FOXCATCHER

FOXCATCHER
Left to right: Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz
Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Screentimes:

Monday, September 8th 6:00pm ET Roy Thomson Hall – PREMIUM

Tuesday September 9th 12:00pm ET – Princess of Wales Theatre

Check here for current screentimes.

Foxcatchers
Image courtesy Sony Pictures.

Foxcatcher stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. It’s based on true events of the relationships between a millionaire and two champion wrestlers. One of the more anticipated films at TIFF this year.

THE DEAD LANDS

The Dead Lands

Showing:

Thursday September 4th 9pm ET Ryerson

Friday September 5th 12pm ET Bloor hot Docs Ciinema

Friday September 12th 8:45pm ET Scotiabank Theatre 1

Click here for screentime updates

This is a majestic martial arts epic based in pre-colonial New Zealand! It stars James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare and is directed by Toa Fraser.

PAPA MACHETE – TIFF WORLD PREMIERE

Showtimes:

Sunday September 7th, 11:45am ET – Scotiabank 5

Papa Machete is an American short film about the masters of Tire Machet – an indigenous martial art developed by Haitian slaves to combat Napoleon’s faction. Directed by Jonathan David Kane and  presented in the Creole language, it stars Alfred Avil, Jean -Paul Avril, Roland Avril, and Mike Rogers.

Papa Machete
Image courtesy Third Horizon Media

It was funded entirely by Kickstarter!

WWE Raw superstar Kurt Angle (1996 Olympic Gold Medalist). Image courtesy WWE.

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Foxcatcher

MMA Crossfire – Sony’s Foxcatcher hits theatres November 14th (with video)

Combat sports fans should be interested in Sony’s upcoming drama Foxcatcher, which hits theatres November 14th.

Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall and directed by Bennett Miller, the movie is based on the true events of the relationships between an eccentric millionaire and two champion wrestlers.

Welcome back to The Crossfire.

MMA Crossfire

Foxcatchers
Image courtesy Sony Pictures.
FOXCATCHER
Left to right: Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz
Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

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