Move aside, Steven Spielberg – the Clintons are taking over TIFF! The Toronto International Film Festival announced today that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will headline the Visionaries speaker series as part of the Industry Conference programming. The duo will speak to mark their new AppleTV+ documentary series Gutsy. The series is based on the Clintons’ New York Times bestseller The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to TIFF 2022,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO, in a statement from the Festival. “As two ‘gutsy’ women themselves, their breadth of experience and insight into social issues and gender politics is inspiring. We are honoured to host this special conversation as part of TIFF’s Industry Conference and spotlight their upcoming Apple Original documentary series Gutsy.”
Gutsy follows the Clintons as they examine their relationship, the challenges they’ve faced as women in the public sphere, and speak with other women to share their experiences. The series features the stories of many women who have driven change in their respective fields, taken risks, and stood up to scrutiny, including Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Kardashian, and Megan Thee Stallion. Gutsy premieres on AppleTV+ on September 9.
TIFF announced its main slate of Galas and Special Presentations yesterday, including five documentaries. Additional docs and industry programming will be announced in the weeks leading up to this year’s festival. TIFF runs Sept. 8 to 18.