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George Clooney, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender in full TIFF 2011 press conferences – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: A veritable treasure trove of film festival coverage arrived online this afternoon as the official YouTube site for the Toronto International Film Festival started posting multi-camera coverage of the fest’s various press conferences.

For those of us attending the fest, it’s very easy to skip these opportunities because we are too busy screening anticipated titles. But as you can see, they are star-studded affairs, attracting the likes of George Clooney, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Madonna and more to the podium in the TIFF Bell Lightbox – the new hub of the Toronto festival and TIFF’s beating heart.

So, even if you could not attend TIFF this year, the power of the Internet brings a highlight of the fest to you.

I’m singling out a few that will interest awards trackers. TIFF, right now, is having a hard time with its “Descendants” clip, which is labeled PRIVATE at the moment. If they free up access, I’ll post those interviews as well.

In the meantime, here are in-depth conversations with the stars of the films that will be making the rounds during the race toward Oscar.

George Clooney, “The Ides of March”

David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”

Steve McQueen’s “Shame”

Jonathan Levine’s “50/50”

Oren Moverman’s “Rampart”

Madonna’s “W.E.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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