Today on indieWIRE TIFF announced more titles on its massive lineup, Todd Solondz shared the poster from his new flick, Morgan Spurlock and Hulu teamed up and much more.
Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock and Sarah Palin Lead Toronto’s Doc Program
The Toronto International Film Festival announced a slew of new titles this morning, including 25 documentaries that includes work from Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock, Jessica Yu, Nick Broomfield, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi, Frederick Wiseman, Jonathan Demme, Alex Gibney, Mark Cousins and Gary Hustwit. Details here.
You Betcha! What Hot Political Docs Will Cause a Stir in Toronto?
Long a home to controversial hot-button political docs, this year’s Toronto International Film Festival promises much of the same, with the world premieres of, most notably, Nick Broomfield’s Sarah Palin documentary “You Betcha!” and Werner Herzog’s death row doc “Into the Abyss.” Go here to read more on Reel Politik.
Toronto Announces Midnight Madness, City To City, Vanguard and TIFF Kids Programs
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. Details here.
Here’s the Gently Creepy Poster for Todd Solondz’s “Dark Horse”
Todd Solondz and his “Happiness” producer, Ted Hope, reteamed for Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. And while it’s hard to top the iconic Daniel Clowes’ comic-book portraits that advertised their 1998 film, a little chest hair and a cursive name necklace can go a long way. The poster’s groovy design is courtesy Mojo, the same graphics house that produced one-sheets for Hope’s “SUPER” and Solondz’s “Life During Wartime” as well as “Greenberg,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and “300.” Go here to check it out.
Intriguing Trailer for Sundance Award-Winning Doc “Resurrect Dead”
One of the strangest and most intriguing documentaries to premiere at Sundance this year, Jon Foy’s “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles,” dropped its trailer today and it looks mighty promising. Check it out here.
Morgan Spurlock and Hulu Team Up
It’s a good day in the eventful life of Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”). In July he promoed his latest book and documentary “Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope” (2012), starring such fan-friendly fanaticals as Kevin Smith, Harry Knowles, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen, Stan Lee and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con’s Hall H. Now he’s taking the film to the Toronto Film Festival, and announces the first-ever long form original series on Hulu, “A Day in the Life.” Read more on Thompson on Hollywood.
30 Minutes Of Lost Alfred Hitchcock-Penned Film ‘The White Shadow’ Unearthed In New Zealand
Any kind of discovery of a lost film is something of a victory for movie lovers, but particularly so when one of the 17 or so silent-era films that the master Alfred Hitchcock was involved in—something of a Holy Grail for film restorers—are dug up, and good news has arrived today courtesy of the LA Times. The paper reports that The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced that three reels, totaling about 30 minutes, of “The White Shadow,” a 1923 film on which Hitchcock was the writer, assistant director, editor and production designer, have been discovered, and will be premiered at the Academy on September 22nd. Go here to read more details on The Playlist.