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

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dir. Rob Reiner – TIFF – No U.S. Distribution

Despite Rob Reiner’s stellar filmography as a director, which includes masterpieces like “Stand by Me,” “A Few Good Men,” and “When Harry Met Sally,” the 69-year-old director has never been nominated for Best Director by the Academy despite 3 citations from the Directors Guild of America.  His latest effort will return him to the political genre, taking on Lyndon B. Johnson with Oscar nominees Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Jason Leigh at the helm.