The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has dedicated the second day of its 2014 film fest to actor Bill Murray. September 5 has been designated Bill Murray Day with free public screenings of his comedy classics: Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters, starting at 10:00 a.m. Plus, fans can enjoy a bonus contest open to anyone who attends all screenings. The free screenings are the lead up to Bill Murray's TIFF release, director Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent.
Contest: Up to 50 Bill Murray fans who attend all three free screenings on Bill Murray Day will win a ticket to the world premiere screening of the 2014 Festival official selection St. Vincent. Check tiff.net/specialevents for more info.
Special Presentation: World Premiere of St. Vincent by director Theodore Melfi. Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother with a 12-year-old son named Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), moves to Brooklyn. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), who is retired, grumpy and likes alcohol and gambling. Vincent brings Oliver along on his daily routine and they bond during trips to the racetrack, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent is determined to help Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver strips away Vincent's outward unpleasantness to see the man he is underneath. Also starring Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts and Terrence Howard.