21 portraits from TIFF 2017

Cedric the Entertainer | The GATE's TIFF Lounge

These pictures are worth more than a thousand words. I’m thriled to once again have photographer Rick McGinnis with us for The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF 2017, Presented by Hamilton Watch, and this year he captured some truly stunning portraits of the filmmakers, actors, and talent who dropped in.

McGinnis joined us last year to capture iconic portraits for TIFF 2016, but this year I had him setup right in our lounge so he could photograph nearly every guest who dropped in. We had dozens of truly awesome interviews, and McGinnis worked hard to capture their personality in memorable and striking ways.

Portraits from this year’s lounge include Cedric The Entertainer, Judy Greer, Saara Chaudry, Charlotte Vega, Karim Sayad, Katie Boland, Kholoud Al-Faqih, Ed Oxenbould, Gijs Naber, Mina Shum, Jessie Buckley, John Ralston, Justine Bateman, Ksenia Solo, and the Salmeron family from the documentary Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle.

We will have more coverage from TIFF after the festival wraps, and that will include interviews, videos, and reviews.

W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.