Centrepiece Gala: Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City

Alan Poul

Alan Poul



United States


Feature film




1 h 30 mins

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Galas and Special Presentations


Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix’s Original Series, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, begins a new chapter of this beloved story.

Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco to celebrate Anna’s 90th birthday, and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane. Spanning nine novels and multiple television series, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City for Netflix brings us back into the queer world of San Francisco where so much has changed.What has remained constant are Anna and her chosen family.

The Centrepiece Gala will premiere the first episode, followed by a special onstage conversation with showrunner, writer, and executive producer Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black), Murray Bartlett (Looking), and Paul Gross.

Tue May 28, 9:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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