TIFF & Bell Media’s Crave Align for Stay-at-Home Cinema Experience


TIFF and Bell Media’s Crave have teamed up for a series of virtual Q&As and screenings that is kicking off with a chat with Cameron Bailey, TIFF artistic director and co-head, and actor Mandy Patinkin (Homeland).

Audiences can tune in to watch Bailey and Patinkin for a chat via Instagram Live @tiff_net before viewing TIFF’s 1987 People’s Choice Award winner, The Princess Bride, on Crave tonight (March 27). Additional movie titles in TIFF’s weekly Stay-at-Home Cinema experience and new special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave’s social media channels.

Joana Vicente, TIFF executive director and co-head, said: “TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis. Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can. We are all looking to connect with each other, and what better way to do this than through cinema.”

Randy Lennox, president of Bell Media, said: “During these challenging times, we continue to look for ways to keep people connected, comforted, and entertained, and the power of film and TV accomplishes just that. It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life. We’re thrilled to work with our partners at TIFF to enhance the experience of revisiting these cinematic classics, by hearing from the beloved stars and inspiring creators behind these films, as well as media personalities who will consider their enduring impact. Stay tuned for more!”

Bailey added: “TIFF is looking for every opportunity to continue doing what we do best: building bridges between great films and passionate audiences. The Princess Bride is the first of many shared at-home experiences TIFF and Crave will offer to movie lovers everywhere.”