Published Aug 11, 2015The Toronto International Film Festival continues to impress as it approaches its 40th edition. We've already seen an overwhelming amount of galas and special presentations, not to mention some Canadian programming, but the fest has impressed even further with news of their documentary lineup.
There are a wide variety of music-focused documentaries at the fest, including Sydney Pollack's Aretha Franklin study Amazing Grace, Amy Berg's Janis: Little Blue Girl, Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones!, Morgan Neville's The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and Kahlil Joseph's The Reflektor Tapes.
Though not music-themed, there are also a handful of films exploring the world of performance. These include Nick Read's Bolshoi Babylon, Bergur Bernburg and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's Horizon, German Kral's Our Last Tango and Ido Haar's Thru You Princess.
The massive documentary series is rounded out with many, many other films. These include Pietra Brettkelly's A Flickering Truth, Geeta Gandbhir and Sharmeen Obaid's A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, Du Haibin's A Young Patriot, Anthony Woke's Being AP, Louise Osmond's Dark Horse, Davis Guggenheim's He Named Me Malala, Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog, Kent Jones' Hitchcock/Truffaut, Frederick Wiseman's IN Jackson Heights, Luis Ospina's It All Started At the End, Emmanuel Leconte and Daniel Leconte's Je Suis Charlie, Jihan El-Tahri's Nasser, Danae Elon's P.S. Jerusalem, Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola's Return of the Atom, Jennifer Peedom's Sherpa, Evgeny Afineevsky's Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom and Gillian Armstrong's Women He's Undressed.
TIFF runs from September 10 to 20. More information on the festival is available here.