Jonathan Demme to host art exhibit at Gladstone Hotel during TIFF
The westward movement of TIFF action this year continues with Jonathan Demme’s prized collection of Haitian and Jamaican art on display at the Gladstone Hotel from September 7 to 16. The director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married) has a soft spot for Haiti. In the 1980s, he purchased a painting by a Haitian artist at a New York gallery, visited the island several times, made friends, learned Creole and later shot a documentary about Haitian journalist and activist Jean Dominique. The film, 2003’s The Agronomist, will be screened at the Gladstone on September 12 at 2 p.m., with all proceeds from ticket sales ($20 each) going to the Haiti relief fund.