Sunday, 8 August 2010

TIFF 2010: Documentarys Shine at the Festival

The latest set of films films that have been added to the line up of this years Toronto International Film Festival bring documentary goodness to the fest! Some of films I'm really looking forward to of the newly announced titles include Kim Longinotto (Gaea Girls) film Pink Saris which involves an Indian feminist group and also the Australia film Machete Maidens Unleashed! from director Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood). I never thought I would use the terms Werner Herzog & 3D in the same sentence, which is one of the reasons that it's awesome to know you can always be surprized. His latest film Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a documentary about the earliest images in 3-D.

Music fans will be thrilled to hear about The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town (dir: Thom Zimny) that focuses on Bruce Springsteen and his creative process and Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon (dir: Paul Clarke) which looks at the Lillian Roxon and the New York punk scene in 1960s & 70s.

Let's take a look at the full list of titles, and remember that the new premium screenings status is in are in effect this year and may apply to World or North American Premieres and to jog your memory, premium screenings are described as follows: "We have refined our definition of a premium screening around the experience you will have. These are screenings that are World or North American premieres and offer a premium experience including a red carpet event."

Gala

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town
Dir: Thom Zimny
USA
World Premiere

Masters

Erotic Man
Dir: Jørgen Leth
Denmark
World Premiere

Nostalgia for the Light
Dir: Patricio Guzmán
France/Germany/Chile
North American Premiere

Real to Reel

ANPO
Dir: Linda Hoaglund
Japan/USA
World Premiere

Armadillo
Dir: Janus Metz
Denmark
North American Premiere

Boxing Gym
Dir: Frederick Wiseman
USA
North American Premiere

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Dir: Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979))
USA
World Premiere

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Dir: Alex Gibney
USA
World Premiere

Cool It
Dir: Ondi Timoner (We Live in Public)
USA
World Premiere

The Game of Death
Dirs: Christophe Nick & Thomas Bornot
France
North American Premiere

Genpin
Dir: Naomi Kawase
Japan
World Premiere

Guest
Dir: Jose Luis Guerin
Spain
North American Premiere
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Inside Job
Dir: Charles Ferguson
USA
North American Premiere

Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Dir: Mark Hartley
Australia
International Premiere

Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon
Dir: Paul Clarke
Australia
International Premiere

Pink Saris
Dir: Kim Longinotto (Gaea Girls)
UK
World Premiere

The Pipe
Dir: Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Ireland
International Premiere

Precious Life
Dir: Shlomi Eldar
Israel
International Premiere

The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical
Dir: Sarah McCarthy
United Kingdom
North American Premiere

Tabloid
Dir: Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line)
USA
World Premiere

Tears of Gaza
Dir: Vibeke Løkkeberg
Norway
World Premiere

When My Child is Born
Dir: Guo Jing & Ke Dingding
China
World Premiere

Windfall
Dir: Laura Israel
USA
International Premiere

!Women Art Revolution – A Secret History
Dir: Lynn Hershman Leeson
USA
World Premiere

Sprockets Family Zone

Make Believe
Dir: J. Clay Tweel
USA
International Premiere

See press release: Errol Morris, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Longinotto And Werner Herzog (In 3-D!) Lead A Line-Up Of Documentary All-Stars

The Toronto International Film Festival 2010 runs from September 9 - 19, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With the much-anticipated release of a commemorative box set for Darkness on the Edge of Town slated for this Christmas, Bruce Springsteen's classic record is getting renewed attention in the music world. Details on the project are scarce; however, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Steven Van Zandt mentioned that about 10 unreleased songs will be included in the box set. Fans are surely hungry for any and all material they can get from the 1978 recording sessions and subsequent tour.

For our own preview of what's to come, we contacted Dick Wingate, who was intimately involved in the launch and marketing of the album and tour. He offers an insider's view of what the Darkness era meant to Bruce and the band, while painting an often-humorous behind-the-scenes account of some of the tour's highlights...check out the book The Light in Darkness, which one fan said, "… would also make a great companion piece to the much anticipated Darkness box set..."

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