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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

August 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Lynn Shelton’s newest to premiere at Toronto

Great news for a local filmmaker: Lynn Shelton’s latest film, “Your Sister’s Sister” will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. The film, set on an island off Seattle, stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt as a pair of siblings in what’s described as “an emotionally twisted tale of sisters, brothers and best friends.” Last time I spoke with the busy Shelton, last fall, she’d just finished shooting a “Mad Men” episode and planned to make her next film project an adaptation of Joshua Ferris’ novel “Then We Came To the End.” “Your Sister’s Sister” is an original screenplay and marks, I believe, Shelton’s first premiere at TIFF. Congratulations to her.
More announcements are bubbling out of TIFF this month (though they’re not yet done announcing, I’m told), and clearly I’ll have a busy week ahead of me when I arrive there Sept. 7. It’ll be a while before I sort out my schedule and figure out what I’ll be able see — but high on my life, alongside Shelton’s film, are Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights”; Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In”; David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”; “Albert Nobbs,” directed by Rodrigo Garcia and written by John Banville and Glenn Close; the black-and-white silent film “The Artist”; George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”; Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” (his first movie since “SIdeways”); the Norwegian thriller “Headhunters,” and so many more . . .

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