Special Presentation: The Drop, 3 p.m., Princess of Wales Theatre
From the booths of authentic Italian restaurants to the back rooms of watering holes, The Drop explores the world of money laundering. Tom Hardy stars as a Brooklyn bartender who meets a mysterious woman after discovering a neglected pit bull puppy, all under the umbrella of a world of crime. Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini also star.
Special Presentation: Time Out of Mind, 6 p.m., Visa Screening Room
Richard Gere plays a New York City man who, due to circumstances beyond his control, is led to live in a homeless shelter. During his stay, he attempts to establish a relationship with his estranged daughter, played by Jena Malone.
Gala Presentation: A Little Chaos, 8 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall
The historical drama trails a landscape designer who has been hired to construct Louis XIV’s garden at Versailles. The designer, played by Kate Winslet, struggles to do her job as she becomes professionally and romantically strained in her relationship with the king’s chief architect.
Special Presentation: Welcome to Me, 6 p.m., Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig plays a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder in Welcome to Me – a quirky role that shouldn’t be too difficult to sell for the celebrated character actor, whose character launches her own talk show after winning a big payday in the local lottery.
Special Presentation: Top Five, 9 p.m., Ryerson Theatre
Top Five is a story about comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, who is prompted by a journalist to discuss his life as a star and decline into the domain of has-been. The film stars an impressive ensemble of stars, including Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer and Sherri Shepherd.
TIFF at Night:Star-studded soirées, open late, Storys, America, Soho House Toronto
The best way to catch a glimpse of an A-list star after a splashy premiere is to steal a peek at stardom at some of the hottest festival haunts. Storys, Trump Hotel’s newly-minted America and Soho House are all slated to have an ongoing swell of parties with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, so they’re among the hottest spots to do some of the fest’s best people watching. For more hotspots to see, check out our three-part video guide!