Published Aug 01, 2017Last week, the Toronto International Film Festival made an impressive first impression with a batch of films showing at its 2017 edition. Now, things have gotten that much sweeter with the next bunch of announcements.
Today, organizers have unveiled the films they have planned for their TIFF Docs and Midnight Madness programmes, and there's plenty to get film fans excited.
Most notably, the fest will include a screening of The Disaster Artist, James Franco's buzzworthy biopic about Tommy Wiseau and the making of The Room.
Further, the Midnight Madness program will include the world premiere of Seth Smith's The Crescent, the former Dog Day frontman's follow-up to the fantastic horror feature Lowlife.
On the documentary side, highlights include Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond — The Story of Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman and the arrival of Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!
Check out the latest TIFF additions below. The festival runs from September 7 to 17.
Bodied, directed by Joseph Kahn (US)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 directed by S. Craig Zahler (US)
The Crescent directed by Seth Smith (Canada)
The Disaster Artist directed by James Franco (US)
Great Choice directed by Robin Comisar (US)
Mom and Dad directed by Brian Taylor (US)
Revenge directed by Coralie Fargeat (France)
The Ritual directed by David Bruckner (UK)
Vampire Clay directed by Sôichi Umezawa (Japan)
Azmaish: A Journey through the Subcontinent directed by Sabiha Sumar (Pakistan)
BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat directed by Sara Driver (US)
The China Hustle directed by Jed Rothstein (US)
Cocaine Prison directed by Violeta Ayala (Australia/Bolivia/France/US)
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars directed by Lili Fini Zanuck (United Kingdom)
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library directed by Frederick Wiseman (US)
The Final Year directed by Greg Barker (US)
The Gospel According to André directed by Kate Novack, (US) Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami directed by Sophie Fiennes (United Kingdom/Ireland)
JIM & ANDY: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton directed by Chris Smith (US/Canada)
Jane directed by Brett Morgen (US)
The Judge directed by Erika Cohn (Palestine/US)
The Legend of the Ugly King directed by Hüseyin Tabak (Germany/Austria)
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle directed by Gustavo Salmerón (Spain)
Love Means Zero directed by Jason Kohn (US)
Makala directed by Emmanuel Gras (France)
OF SHEEP AND MEN directed by Karim Sayad (Switzerland/Qatar)
One of Us directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (US)
The Other Side of Everything directed by Mila Turajlić (Serbia/France/Qatar)
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me directed by Sam Pollard (US)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood directed by Matt Tyrnauer (US)
Silas directed by Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman (Canada/South Africa/Kenya)
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! directed by Morgan Spurlock (US)