August 9, 2016


The Turning Point

Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary "The Turning Point"
to premier at Toronto International Film Festival this September

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to world-premiere his climate change documentary, The Turning Point, in Toronto this September. Made in collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, the film will attempt to act as a call-to-action for society, highlighting ways in which humans can minimize their negative impact on the planet’s endangered species and ecosystems.

Toronto's doc section is one of the best-regarded on the global festival circuit. The 2016 edition will focus on a mix of social topics and boldfaced personalities, with many movies seeking to offer a measure of timely clarity.

Among the most intriguing is "The Turning Point." The film has DiCaprio and actor-director Fisher Stevens offering a kind of "Inconvenient Truth" for a new age, with DiCaprio touring the world interviewing global leaders and other well-known figures on the subject of the environment.

The film is notable both for its celebrity interviewer — DiCaprio is not often seen on camera outside his acting roles — and its potential to engage viewers on more wonky matters of policy. The star has been working on the film for years and reportedly can be seen in the film conducting some of the interviews while still wearing his "The Revenant" beard.

The Toronto International Film Festival will run from Sept 8-18, 2016