Closing Night Gala: Late Night

Nisha Ganatra

Nisha Ganatra

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2019

Duration

1 h 42 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

RE:Focus

Written by Mindy Kaling, directed by Nisha Ganatra (whose film Chutney Popcorn capped off Inside Out in 2000), and starring Emma Thompson, Late Night might seem too good to be true.

When late-night talk show host, Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson,) is accused of being “a woman who hates women,” she hires her first and only female staff writer, Molly (Mindy Kaling).This lack of inclusion is only the tip of the iceberg for the show, which is also suffering from low ratings and an unsupportive network. Wanting to prove that she is more than just a diversity hire, Molly sets out to help Katherine and to save her show, one punchline at a time.

Late Night tackles misogyny and white privilege, while taking a closer look at the complicated working life of women with and without power.

Sat Jun 01, 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
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This screening is now on RUSH.

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