David Foster documentary set to premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

The film will feature interviews with Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé and others.

The film will feature interviews with Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé and others

David Foster at the 2019 Juno Songwriters' Circle. (CARAS/iPhoto)

The 2019 Toronto Film Festival announced today that it will host the world premiere of a new documentary on Canadian musician, producer, songwriter and philanthropist David Foster. 

The film, titled David Foster: Off the Record, is directed by Barry Avrich (The Last Mogul, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz) and will feature archival footage, interviews and an exclusive inside look at Foster's life and career.

A native of Victoria, B.C., Foster has been working in the music business for almost 50 years and has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli. Foster is a 16-time Grammy Award winner, a three-time Oscar nominee and earlier this year, he was given the Humanitarian Award at the Juno Awards for his philanthropic work supporting numerous charities including his own non-profit organization, the David Foster Foundation. 

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Streisand, Bublé and Dion will all appear in the film, in addition to Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Josh Groban, Clive Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Diane Warren and more. 

"David Foster fills a frame with his greatest-showman-on-Earth style," director Avrich said in a press release. "He is a world-class combination of rule-breaker, game-changer, and complex genius." 

The film's premiere date has not been announced yet, but the screening will be followed by a "special tribute to David Foster at the TIFF Tribute Gala," according to a press release. The 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run from Sept. 5-15. 


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