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Jake Gyllenhaal Vehicle 'Demolition' Will Open The 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As always, many of the year's top awards contenders will premiere or screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Sept. 10. Among those titles are "Freeheld," the gay-rights drama starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page; "The Martian," Ridley Scott's sci-fi survival adaptation featuring Matt Damon; the Dalton Trumbo biopic headlined by Bryan Cranston; Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," in which Eddie Redmayne portrays the first person to undergo gender-confirmation surgery; the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's gripping novel Room; "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation"; a new Michael Moore movie; and the opening-night selection, "Demolition," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" follow-up starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an investment banker struggling with the death of his wife. 

Huffington Post entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Erin Whitney will be covering the festival in September, so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, here's the first round of the lineup, which was announced during a press conference on Tuesday morning. You can also find it in PDF form, with the films' synopses and casts, here.

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Demolition dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, USA (World Premiere)

GALAS
Beeba Boys dir. Deepa Mehta, Canada (World Premiere)
Eye in the Sky dir. Gavin Hood, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Forsaken dir. Jon Cassar, Canada (World Premiere)
Freeheld dir. Peter Sollett, USA (World Premiere)
Hyena Road (“Hyena Road: Le Chemin du Combat”) dir. Paul Gross, Canada (World Premiere)
Lolo dir. Julie Delpy, France (World Premiere)
Legend dir. Brian Helgeland, United Kingdom ((International Premiere))
The Man Who Knew Infinity dir. Matt Brown, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
The Martian dir. Ridley Scott, USA (World Premiere)
The Program dir. Stephen Frears, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Remember dir. Atom Egoyan, Canada (North American Premiere)
Septembers of Shiraz dir. Wayne Blair, USA (World Premiere)
Stonewall dir. Roland Emmerich, USA (World Premiere)
The Dressmaker dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia (World Premiere)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Anomalisa dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, USA (Canadian Premiere)
Beasts of No Nation dir. Cary Fukunaga, Ghana (Canadian Premiere)
Black Mass dir. Scott Cooper, USA (Canadian Premiere)
Brooklyn dir. John Crowley, United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)
The Club dir. Pablo Larrain
Colonia dir. Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France (World Premiere)
The Danish Girl dir. Tom Hooper, United Kingdom/Sweden (North American Premiere)
The Daughter dir. Simon Stone, Australia (North American Premiere)
Desierto dir. Jonás Cuarón, Mexico (World Premiere)
Dheepan dir. Jacques Audiard, France (North American Premiere)
Families (“Belles Familles”) dir. Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France (World Premiere)
The Family Fang dir. Jason Bateman
“Guilty” (“Talvar”) dir. Meghna Gulzar, India (World Premiere)
I Smile Back dir. Adam Salky, USA (Canadian Premiere)
“The Idol” (“Ya Tayr El Tayer”) dir. Hany Abu-Assad, United Kingdom/Palestine (World Premiere)
The Lady in the Van dir. Nicolas Hytner, USA (World Premiere)
Len and Company dir. Tim Godsall, USA (North American Premiere)
The Lobster dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands (North American Premiere)
Louder than Bombs dir. Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Denmark (North American Premiere)
Maggie’s Plan dir. Rebecca Miller, USA (World Premiere)
Mountains May Depart (“Shan He Gu Ren”) dir. Jia Zhang-ke, China/France/Japan (North American Premiere)
“Office” dir. Johnnie To
“Parched” dir. Leena Yadav, India/USA (World Premiere)
Room dir. Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)
Sicario dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA (North American Premiere)
Son of Saul (“Saul Fia”) dir. László Nemes, Hungary (Canadian Premiere)
Spotlight dir. Tom McCarthy, USA (Canadian Premiere)
Summertime dir. Catherine Corsini
Sunset Song dir. Terence Davies, United Kingdom/Luxembourg (World Premiere)
Trumbo dir. Jay Roach, USA (World Premiere)
Un plus une dir. Claude Lelouch, France (World Premiere)
“Victoria” dir. Sebastian Schipper, Germany (Canadian Premiere)
“Where To Invade Next” dir. Michael Moore, USA (World Premiere)
Youth dir. Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/United Kingdom/Switzerland (North American Premiere)


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