TIFF 2011: New Images from GOD BLESS AMERICA, THE HUNTER, and MONEYBALL

     August 5, 2011

More images continue to roll out for films playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.  New images have been released for Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America, Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter starring Willem Dafoe, and Bennett Miller’s Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

Hit the jump to check out the new images and a synopsis for each film.  The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 – 18th.

God Bless America (dir. Bobcat Goldthwait; starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr)

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Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruellest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America.

The Hunter (dir. Daniel Nettheim; starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, and Sam Neill)

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. Against his wishes, Martin’s only option is to stay at a base camp house with the despondent wife and spirited children of a missing zoologist. Drawn deeper into the wild landscape in his search for the mysterious Tiger, Martin’s unexpected connection to the family and the majestic wilderness around him, forces him to confront the reality of his work and personal morality, with dramatic consequences. Stars Academy Award-nominee Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor and Sam Neill.

Moneyball (dir. Bennett Miller; starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman)

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Based on a true story, Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland As and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball‟s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game.

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