Today, we’re proud to announce an exciting venture with the Toronto International Film Festival! TIFF is partnering with UTP in the development, promotion, and distribution of the publications in the Canadian Cinema series. Working in tandem with UTP, TIFF will host screenings and distribute books in the series at its retail outlets.
“This is an exciting partnership for UTP, for our authors, scholars, and cinephiles everywhere. We are delighted to be working with TIFF to bring the best of Canadian cinema onto the screen and into bookstores everywhere,” said John Yates, President, Publisher, and CEO of University of Toronto Press.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with one of the best, most established presses in the country on this much-needed series which turns the spotlight on key films in our filmmaking history,” said Steve Gravestock, Associate Director of Canadian Programming for TIFF. “Many of the films discussed in this series – including The Adjuster and The Far Shore – have been sadly neglected in terms of scholarship. This excellent series helps contextualize these seminal works in terms of both film and social history.”
A series of short books devoted to the best of Canadian film, aimed at cinephiles and academics alike, the Canadian Cinema series debuted in September of 2008, with the publication of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence by Bart Beaty and Denys Arcand’s Le Déclin de l’empire américain and Les Invasions barbares by Andre Loiselle. Under the direction of series editors Will Straw and Bart Beaty, the series will launch its third volume, Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster, at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival. ®
Written by the founder of the Canadian Film Institute, Tom McSorley, Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster charts the genesis, production, distribution, and critical reception of Egoyan’s breakthrough film.
“We have always envisioned the books in the Canadian Cinema series as being written for the type of engaged and discriminating cinema-goers that have helped make TIFF such an important global cultural event, and we are confident that this association will allow these film fans to appreciate Canadian film on another level,” says Bart Beaty, Professor of Communications Studies at the University of Calgary.
Filmgoers will have the chance to see McSorley chat with Atom Egoyan on Tuesday, September 15th at a special Master Class with Atom Egoyan presented by the Festival. For information about tickets, please visit www.tiff.net.
The fourth volume in the series, Joyce Wieland’s The Far Shore by Johanne Sloan is due out later this year, with plans for two more volumes to appear in the fall of 2010.