John Sayles' AMIGO and A Moment in the Sun out at last.

Friday, July 30, 2010

AMIGO's world premiere is in Toronto!

The good news came last night from Sebastien Chesneau at Rezo, the company that is repping the movie for sales worldwide: AMIGO will  premier a the 35th Toronto International Film Festival. We don't know the precise date yet but TIFF runs September 9-19, so some time during that period we'll be showing AMIGO to the public for the first time.  In the view of many, Toronto is the most important film market in North America. It's  a great opportunity to screen the movie for buyers from around the world, and it's a good place to get press, and the audiences are full of civilians, not just people from the industry.
We are really happy to be included in this year's TIFF, and offer big thanks to Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey for inviting us.
Stay tuned: I'll post the dates as soon as I have them, for TIFF and San Sebastian Film Festival too.
Maybe we'll see you there...


  1. Hi John,
    Thanks for making a film about the Philippine American War. My paternal grandfather was a teen interpreter for the Americans and my maternal grandfather's uncles fought the US army as "pulahanes" in Samar. There is a treasure trove to be discovered about the Fil-Am war. Come to Warayland (Leyte, Samar and Biliran) I'll show you around. Peace, love and respect from Tacloban!

  2. Those are sure stories worth telling, di ba? Family on both sides of the story. You'll like AMIGO: all different viewpoints are explored in a balanced way. That's the hallmark of John Sayles.
    Stay in touch to hear about preview screenings of AMIGO and maybe volunteer to plan one in Tacloban.