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
“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.