×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Toronto Unveils TIFF Docs, City to City, Vanguard, Cinematheque Slates

Fest runs Sept. 5-15

“Tim’s Vermeer,” helmed by Teller of illusionist-comedians Penn & Teller and a recent Sony Pictures Classics acquisition, is one of 14 documentary features world-preeming this September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto will also see the world preems of Greek DIY hero Yorgos Servetas’ “Standing Aside, Watching,” which opens City to City, and France-born splat-pack director Alexandre Aja’s “Horns,” starring Daniel Radcliffe (seen above) and Juno Temple in a paranormal chiller, in Vanguard.

The fest unveiled programming for its TIFF Docs, City to City (this year spotlighting features made in Athens, Greece), Vanguard and Cinematheque programs on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Nine pics in Midnight Madness, including world-preeming slate opener “All Cheerleaders Must Die,” were announced Monday at midnight.

Other world-preeming U.S. docs include: Jehane Noujaim’s in-depth snapshot of Egyptian protesters “The Square,” which screened as a work-in-progress at Sundance and completed filming a few weeks ago; John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s “Finding Vivian Maier” (IFC); Chris Jordan’s “Midway,” about the plight of the Laysan albatross; Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s “The Dog,” chronicling the real-life bank robber whose story is the basis of “Dog Day Afternoon”; Madelleine Sackler’s “Unstable Elements,” tracking the Belarus Free Theater’s fight for survival in a hostile political environment; and David Turner and Lara Zizic’s “Mission Congo.”

Canuck feature doc-makers are well represented with Alan Zweig’s “When Jews Were Funny,” Jody Shapiro’s “Burt’s Buzz,” Alanis Obomsawin’s “Hi-Ho Mistahey!,” and Barry Avrich’s “Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story,” all world-preeming in September.

International docs world-preeming in Toronto include Pan Nalin’s “Faith Connections,” Ventura Pons’ “Ignasi M.,” and ,” Leanne Pooley’s “Beyond the Edge.”

Errol Morris’ “The Unknown Known,” Frederick Wiseman’s “At Berkeley,” and Frank Pavich’s “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” receive their North American preems, as will Marcel Ophuls’ “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Mark Cousins’ “A Story of Children and Film,” Sarah McCarthy’s “The Dark Matter of Love,” and Claude Lanzmann’s “The Last of the Unjust,” while Emiliano Altuna Fistolera’s “The Mayor” gets its Canadian preem.

In addition to “Horns,” Vanguard will also screen the world preems of Zack Parker’s thriller “Proxy,” Simon and Zeke Hawkins’s “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” Sang-ho’s “The Fake,” Juan Cavestany’s “People In Places,” and Brillante Mendoza’s “Sapi.”

Ti West’s “The Sacrament,” Jeremy Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin,” Alex van Warmerdam’s “Borgman,” Christoffer Boe’s “Sex, Drugs & Taxation,” Chung Mong-Hong’s “Soul,” Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s “The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears,” and Onur Unlu’s “Thou Gild’st the Even” also unspool in Vanguard, as does the Canuck preem of Alexey Fedorchenko’s “Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari.”

In addition Servetas’ pic, City to City will also screen the world preem of Yannis Sakaridis’ “Wild Duck.”

Athens pics including Thanos Anastopoulos’ “The Daughter,” Elina Psykou’s “The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas” Menelaos Karamaghiolis’ “J.A.C.E. – Just Another Confused Elephant,” Alexandros Avranas’ “Miss Violence,” Penny Panayotopoulou’s “September,” and Aran Hughes and Christina Koutsospyrou’s “To The Wolf,” receive their North American premiere.

Filippos Tsitos’ “Unfair City” and Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ will also unspool in City to City.

And TIFF Cinematheque, a program of classic cinema titles, will screen Yasujiro Ozu’s “An Autumn Afternoon,” Joseph H. Lewis’s “Gun Crazy,” Alain Resnais’ “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme’s “The Lovely Month of May,” Lino Brocka’s “Manila in the Claws of Light,” Roberto Rossellini’s “Rome, Open City,” and David Cronenberg’s “Shivers.”

The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 5 to 15, 2013.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Scarlett Johansson poses for photographers upon

    Scarlett Johansson 'Pushing' for All-Women Marvel Movie

    After the epic battle scene in “Avengers: Endgame” depicted the female superheroes uniting to protect Spider-Man from Thanos, Marvel fans started wondering if they’ll ever see the women unite for a standalone movie. “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson generated even more buzz when she told Variety that she and other female co-stars have approached Marvel [...]

  • Ivana Lombardi Netflix

    Annapurna Film Head Ivana Lombardi Named Director of Indies at Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

    Annapurna Pictures president of film Ivana Lombardi is moving across town to Netflix, after almost a year in her role at Megan Ellison’s company. As of Nov. 6, Lombardi will serve as director of independent films at the streamer. She will report directly to Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s vice president of independent film and documentary features. [...]

  • Zoe Kravitz 'Big Little Lies' TV

    Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in 'The Batman'

    “Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.” Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman. Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been [...]

  • Hadley Robinson Amy Poehler

    'Little Women' Actress Hadley Robinson to Star in Amy Poehler's 'Moxie'

    “Utopia” and “Little Women” actress Hadley Robinson has been tapped to star in Amy Poehler’s next directorial effort “Moxie.” Lauren Tsai is also on board to co-star in the Netflix movie. “Moxie” follows a teenage girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution [...]

  • Samara Weaving

    'G.I. Joe' Spinoff 'Snake Eyes' Adds 'Ready or Not's' Samara Weaving

    Samara Weaving will join Henry Golding in the “G.I. Joe” spinoff, “Snake Eyes.” Haruka Abe, Ursula Corbero, Iko Uwais and Andrew Koji have also boarded the Paramount, Skydance and AllSpark movie. “The Captain” director Robert Schwentke is helming and Brian Goldner is producing. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Huntsman: Winter’s [...]

  • The Irishman

    'The Irishman' to Screen at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre

    Netflix’s “The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese, will screen at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood  for two weeks starting Nov. 1. The screenings, announced Monday, are part of the limited theatrical run for the 209-minute crime drama, which premiered at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 27. Netflix will begin streaming “The Irishman” on [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content