2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

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dir. Mel Gibson – Venice – Summit Entertainment

Academy Award winner Mel Gibson may have had one of the more controversial appearances in Hollywood over the past decade or so, but his filmography remains solidly intact – at least on the directing side.  Post-“Braveheart,” Gibson brought forth compelling dramas like “The Passion of the Christ” and the criminally underrated “Apocalypto.”  With all this said, the new trailer for the Andrew Garfield starrer looked questionable at best.  If it surprisingly pops at Venice, perhaps Summit Entertainment will have something else to play with come awards season.