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'Blair Witch' director and Bobcat Goldthwait take films to Toronto

August 3, 2011 |  7:05 am

Bobcat Goldthwait

Corpse smugglers, escaped lunatics and other nut jobs will fill the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness movie program this year, organizers announced Wednesday morning.

"The Blair Witch Project" director Edwardo Sanchez will debut his new film, "Lovely Molly," about a newlywed who returns to her long-abandoned home. And stand-up comedian Bobcat Goldthwait will unveil "God Bless America," a film he wrote and directed about a lonely man who, with the help of a 16-year-old girl, decides to kill the most repellent members of society.

Japanese cult director Katsuhito Ishii ("Funky Forest") will world-premiere his movie "Smuggler," a film about a broke, 25-year-old gambler who is recruited as a mule, only to trigger the rage of a psychotic gangster. French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo who first came to Toronto in 2007 with the hit "A L'interieur," are back with "Livid," a twisted gothic nightmare centered on a young woman and her friends who break into a decrepit mansion looking for treasure.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 8-18.


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Photo: Bobcat Goldthwait. Credit: Leslie Slavin

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