Rebecca Miller

Toronto 2015: Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig on 'the female gaze' of 'Maggie's Plan'

Toronto 2015: Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig on 'the female gaze' of 'Maggie's Plan'

“Maggie’s Plan,” directed and written for the screen by Rebecca Miller, had its world premiere here Saturday night, and though audience members were kept waiting in a downpour outside the Princess of Wales Theatre, the film’s charm seemed to warm them back up once the movie finally began inside.

The film is playing the Toronto International Film Festival as a for-sale title, which Miller addressed during her introduction.

“Coming to a film festival without U.S. distribution is a bit like dressing up in a bridal outfit, going to city hall and hoping someone will propose,” Miller said. “Only the bravest brides do it that...

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