TIFF Partners with NYT for TimesTalks+TIFF, Launches with 'Imitation Game' Convo

Keira Knightly, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch star in The Imitation Game. 
Photo: Elevation Pictures/Jack English
Bring the film festival experience right into the comfort of your own home when the Toronto International Film Festival partners up with The New York Times for its ongoing interactive conversation series TimesTalks. TIFF announced today that its collaboration with the Times will bring the festival’s mission to transform the way audiences see the world through film onto the web by livestreaming conversations between Times journalists and today’s leading talents and thinkers. The talks air before a live audience of film lovers and invite industry leaders to discuss the hottest films.

The first TimesTalks+TIFF, appropriately enough, features Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the stars of the 2014 Grolsch People’s Choice Award winner The Imitation Game. The Imitation Game is currently at hot Oscar contender with eight nominations including kudos for Best Picture and actin noms for Cumberbatch and Knightley. The event will be moderated by awards pundit Cara Buckley, who writes the awards blog The Carpetbagger at the Times and airs Monday, February 16 at 8pm ET, just before the deadline of Oscar voting.

TimesTalks + TIFF with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game
Monday, February 16 at 8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET

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This event will be streamed live online at and