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

August 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM

‘Lucky Them’ to premiere in Toronto

“Lucky Them,” directed by Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths and shot here earlier this year, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Here’s the film description, from TIFF’s press release this morning:

Lucky Them tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who is tasked with the painful assignment of exploring her own past. Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her “ghosts” and get on with her life. Also starring Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda and Ahna O’Reilly.

The film was shot in February at a number of locations in and around Seattle. Griffiths, previously known for “Eden” and “The Off Hours,” will be making her TIFF debut. Among the film’s executive producers is Joanne Woodward, whose late husband Paul Newman was an early fan of Emily Wachtel’s screenplay.

I’ll be at TIFF next month and will be excited to see a hometown movie there — just like Lynn Shelton’s “Your Sister’s Sister” a couple of years ago. Congratulations to all involved.

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