Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF

Frances McDormand and more attended the press call for the new film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below. Strong, brave, fed up with bullshit, and desperate for justice, Mildred Hayes might be 2017's Woman of the Year. After months have passed without an arrest in her daughter's murder, Mildred (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, postering three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) - an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence - gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement escalates.

Martin McDonagh (who won an Academy Award for his debut short film) has created a darkly comic drama that is smart, narratively unpredictable, and filled with superb performances. As with McDonagh's previous work (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) the focus of Three Billboards is on character-driven plot. Even McDonagh's most irredeemable characters are momentarily sympathetic and evolving, allowing us to embrace the hopefulness that implies.

On its surface, Three Billboards is a film about grief, forgiveness, anger, and resilience. Yet McDonagh layers in myriad observational moments about racism, war, sexism, and a deeply DIVIDED society, all captured in this fictional Missouri town. Ever present is a low-simmering tension that occasionally bursts into violence but always in the service of releasing emotion that a character is unable to articulate.

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Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Martin McDonagh

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Martin McDonagh

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Frances McDormand

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Frances McDormand

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Sam Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Frances McDormand

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Martin McDonagh

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Martin McDonagh, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
Martin McDonagh, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Getty Images.

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