Al Pacino will be the subject of a career retrospective at the third annual TIFF Gala in Toronto on September 3.
The on-stage conversation with Pacino, who stars in Toronto selections Manglehorn (pictured) and The Humbling, will be followed by a “cocktail dinatoire” (dinner), musical performances and live audition.
“We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual TIFF Gala,” said Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) vp of advancement Maxine Bailey.
“This important event raises much-needed funds that allow TIFF to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, and Pocket Fund, which provides subsidies for children and families who would otherwise be unable to participate in our educational and cultural programming.”
“This year’s event is sure to be a party like no other,” said Lisa de Wilde, Chair of TIFF’s board of directors. “In its first two years, the TIFF Gala has raised more than $1m to help fund our philanthropic activities. Whether you’re an Al Pacino fan, a film lover or are just looking for a unique and inspirational night out, we encourage audiences to join us and show their support for TIFF.”
Pacino won the Oscar for Scent Of A Woman and his credits include The Godfather series, Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, Serpico and HBO series Angels In America and You Don’t Know Jack.