Jesse Wente

Jesse Wente is the director of TIFF Cinematheque and a columnist for Metro Morning and Unreserved on CBC Radio.
Jesse Wente (Nadya Kwandibens, Red Works Photography)

Jesse Wente is the Director of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox, overseeing new releases, series and TIFF Cinematheque programming and scheduling. He has also programmed for the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival. He is well known as a film critic and broadcaster in Toronto and across Canada. He is also currently CBC's Metro Morning's pop culture critic.


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