World premieres of “Jack Be Nimble” from New Zealand and the American indie “The Making of …’And God Spoke’ ” highlight the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Festival of Festivals, which opens Sept. 9.
The genre-laden series also includes Italian goremeister Dario Argento’s “Trauma,” Spain’s antic sci-fier “Accion Mutante,” Finland’s “Mad Max”-ish “The Last Border” and Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused.”
The saga of a brother and sister on a vengeful killing spree, “Jack Be Nimble” marks the debut of director Garth Maxwell. “The Making of …’And God Spoke’ ” stars Soupy Sales as Moses in a biblical epic and centers on the documentary crew watching the proceedings, which go wrong.
The festival also announced that its gala presentation of the acclaimed Italian feature “Flight of the Innocent” would be presented as a special tribute to its recently deceased producer Franco Cristaldi. Cristaldi was best known for producing films by Federico Fellini and “Cinema Paradiso.”