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

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dir. Mira Nair – TIFF – Walt Disney Pictures

Early screenings have already occurred for this upcoming Mira Nair film about a young Ugandan chess prodigy.  The early word is solid, but not necessarily something that is going to stop an awards voter in their tracks.  If anything it will prove to be a good family program during a season that seems to be chock-full of racial tensions, soldiers fighting war, and maybe even space explorations gone wrong.