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Toronto Announces Midnight Madness, City To City, Vanguard and TIFF Kids Programs

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire August 3, 2011 at 2:50AM

The Toronto International Film Festival added over 50 new titles to its lineup this morning, including films in its Midnight Madness, Vanguard, City to City and TIFF Kids programs.
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The Toronto International Film Festival added over 50 new titles to its lineup this morning, including films in its Midnight Madness, Vanguard, City to City and TIFF Kids programs.

For a complete list of all films announced for Toronto so far, including films in all these programs, click here.

The Midnight Madness program includes a wide array of subjects to appease any genre film fan, including supernatural slayers, crossbow killers, corpse smugglers and a re-imagined Bonnie and Clyde for the 21st century. Programmed by Colin Geddes, the international lineup features nine world premieres.

"Ravenous cinephiles will devour the roster of chillers, action thrillers and pitch-black comedies that fill this year’s slate," said Colin Geddes, TIFF Programmer. "Martial arts assassins, cops and robbers, escaped lunatics and vampire ballerinas will take over Ryerson Theatre every night at midnight, and deliver the shocking and rocking experience that our loyal audience flocks to take part in, helping make these screenings so memorable."

The Midnight Madness selection includes films from Bobcat Goldthwait, The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez, Japanese cult director Katsuhito Ishii, and marks the return of a director-duo discovered in the program in 2007, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

The festival additionally announced its Vanguard program. Works presented under the Vanguard banner are noted as "young and cutting edge." From the dystopian to the sci-fi, from comedy to terror, this year's program features daring works from around the world, including Russia, France, Thailand, China, Norway, Chile and Australia (including Cannes hits "Snowtown" and "Oslo, August 31").

TIFF Kids, meanwhile (or the program formerly known as "Sprockets Family Zone") announced four of its titles (including the world premiere of Bibo Bergeron's "A Monster in Paris"), while the City to City program - previously announced as a tribute to Buenos Aries - set 10 films for its program.

For a complete list of all films announced for Toronto so far, including films in all these programs, click here. Also announced this morning were 25 of the festival's documentaries. For information on all that program specifically click here.

The 36th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 to 18, 2011.

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