Gala Presentation: Black and White, 3 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall
An attorney (Kevin Costner) struggles to raise his biracial granddaughter after the deaths of his wife and daughter. Amidst the chaos, he becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the child’s paternal grandmother (played by Octavia Spencer).
Gala Presentation: The New Girlfriend, 6:30 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall
François Ozon’s film, Young & Beautiful, was a hit at last year’s festival, and the director is back with The New Girlfriend, a story that follows a young woman who uncovers secrets about her late best friend’s husband.
Special Presentation: While We’re Young, 7 p.m., Princess of Wales Theatre
Director Noah Baumbauch’s (Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) exploration of aging, ambition and success stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged husband and wife whose routines are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Also starring Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver.
Gala Presentation: The Riot Club, 9:30 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall
Two young men are inducted into the exclusive, debaucherous company of Oxford’s elite “Riot Club” in this scathing dissection of the British class system from Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education). It’s a bit like The Skulls, only British.
Party People: Hello! Hollywood, 7 – 10 p.m., Ritz-Carlton (By Invitation Only)
Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the cusp of greatness? This year our annual star-studded bash celebrates the top 25 stars on the rise (see who made the cut in this week's issue!). Hello! Hollywood toasts the old and new guard of Hollywood with celebrity appearances, haute cocktails, a splashy red carpet, a portrait studio and more.
Partying Parisian-Style: UniFrance celebrates French cinema at TIFF, 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., The Fifth (By Invitation Only)
The spirit of France is threaded throughout the festival thanks to films like Manifesto, Clouds of Sils Maria, Alleluia, Eden, Force Majeur, 1001 Grams and The New Girlfriend, all hotly anticipated premieres that are either directed by French filmmakers or shot in France. To fête foreign cinema, UniFrance is throwing a soirée, with Juliette Binoche and Omar Sy expected to be in attendance.