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Toronto International Film Festival Announces Documentary Slate; Frederick Wiseman and Amy Berg Features Top List

Toronto International Film Festival Announces Documentary Slate; Frederick Wiseman and Amy Berg Features Top List

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its complete TIFF Docs program, a lineup that includes such heavy-hitting names in the nonfiction world as Frederick Wiseman, Amy Berg, Barbara Kopple, Davis Guggenheim and Morgan Neville, among others.

Wiseman’s long-gestating “In Jackson Heights” will be joined by Amy Berg’s much-anticiapted Janis Joplin documentary, “Janis: Little Girl Blue.” The program also boasts Kopple’s “Miss Sharon Jones!,” Kent Jones’ “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” Guggenheim’s “He Named Me Malala” and Neville’s “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.” The program is packed with music-friendly features, along with an emphasis on timely global stories. 

Below are the first additions to the TIFF Docs section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The festival runs September 10 – 20.

Amazing Grace,” Sydney Pollack, USA, International Premiere

A Flickering Truth,” Pietra Brettkelly, New Zealand/Afghanistan, North American Premiere 

A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers,” Geeta Gandbhir and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, USA/Pakistan, World Premiere

A Young Patriot (Shao Nian * Xiao Zhao),” Du Haibin, China/USA/France, Canadian Premiere

Being AP,” Anthony Wonke, United Kingdom/Ireland, World Premiere

Bolshoi Babylon,” Nick Read, United Kingdom, World Premiere

Dark Horse,” Louise Osmond, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

He Named Me Malala,” Davis Guggenheim, USA, International Premiere

Heart of a Dog,” Laurie Anderson, USA, Canadian Premiere

Hitchcock/Truffaut,” Kent Jones, USA/France, Canadian Premiere

Horizon,” Bergur Bernburg and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Iceland/Denmark, World Premiere

In Jackson Heights,” Frederick Wiseman, USA, North American Premiere

It All Started At The End (Todo comenzó por el fin),” Luis Ospina, Colombia, World Premiere

Janis: Little Girl Blue,” Amy Berg, USA, North American Premiere

Je Suis Charlie,” Emmanuel Leconte and Daniel Leconte, France. World Premiere

Miss Sharon Jones!,” Barbara Kopple, USA, World Premiere 

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” Morgan Neville, USA, World Premiere 

Nasser,” Jihan El-Tahri, France/South Africa, International Premiere 

Our Last Tango (Un tango más),” German Kral, Germany/Argentina, World Premiere

P.S. Jerusalem,” Danae Elon, Canada/Israel, World Premiere

The Reflektor Tapes,” Kahlil Joseph, United Kingdom, World Premiere

Return of the Atom (Atomin paluu),” Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola, Finland/Germany, World Premiere 

Sherpa,” Jennifer Peedom, Australia/United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

Thru You Princess,” Ido Haar, Israel, International Premiere

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom,” Evgeny Afineevsky, Ukraine/USA/United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

Women He’s Undressed,” Gillian Armstrong, Australia, International Premiere

Documentaries previously announced for the Festival were Brian D. Johnson’s “Al Purdy Was Here,” Patrick Reed and Michelle
Shephard’s “Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr,” Mina Shum’s “Ninth Floor,” Avi Lewis’ “This Changes Everything” and Geneviève
Dulude-De Celles’ “Welcome to F.L.” playing in TIFF Docs; and Michael Moore’s “Where To Invade Next” for Special Presentations. 

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