Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Widows,’ ‘First Man’

“A Star is Born,” “First Man,” and “Widows” are among the awards-season hopefuls that will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, running Sept.

6-16.Other notable films scheduled for the prestigious gathering include “Beautiful Boy,” a drug addiction drama with Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; “The Front Runner,” with Hugh Jackman as Sen.

Gary Hart; and “Old Man & the Gun,” a heist thriller that will mark Robert Redford’s retirement from acting.The films announced on Tuesday are not the final list, as Toronto programmers intend to keep adding to the current crop of invitees.

Programmers screened roughly 7,000 films before deciding which films to showcase.The Canadian celebration of cinema is seen as an important stop for movies hoping to be in the Oscar conversation.

In the past, films such as “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Spotlight,” and “The Shape of Water” have all generated momentum that

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