Magazine article Variety

'Party' Tops Fest's City to City Slate

Magazine article Variety

'Party' Tops Fest's City to City Slate

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THE BRIGHT LIGHTS of Toronto turn on Lagos this week, as the Nigerian metropolis takes center stage for TIFF's eighth City to City program.

The program this year offers a dynamic portrait of a fastpaced metropolis of 20 million plus,

Boasting a mix of new-wave indie films and selections from the country's prolific Nollywood film biz, this year's City to City crop will offer "a broader picture of the talent coming out of Lagos," according to TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey.

The program opens with "The Wedding Party," a romcom featuring some of the most recognizable names in Nigerian film.

"We wanted to go all out to get an amazing cast," says executive producer Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife TV "I think what we're going to show audiences will wow them. …

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