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TIFF Rolls Out Documentary Lineup, Headlined By Moore, Herzog, & Morris

Werner Herzog

Today the Toronto Film Festival announced it’s Midnight Madness lineup including some big franchises. That announcement, which includes “The Predator,” and “Halloween” World Premieres will take most of the attention today. However, TIFF also announced a very cool documentary slate today as well. Headlining the group is “Fahrenheit 11/9” which also released a trailer today. While Michael Moore will draw eyes to the announcement, there are plenty of other films to be excited for, including Werner HerzogErrol Morris, “Free Solo” and “The Biggest Little Farm.” Several other films were announced with the Canadian films last week. Check out the full list below.


American Dharma” Dir. Errol Morris, USA/UK, North American Premiere

Angels Are Made of Light” Dir. James Longley, USA/Denmark/Norway, Canadian Premiere

The Biggest Little Farm,” Dir. John Chester, USA, International Premiere

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” Dir. Alexis Bloom, USA, World Premiere

The Elephant Queen,” Dir. Victoria Stone & Mark Deeble, UK/Kenya, World Premiere

*TIFF DOCS OPENING FILM* Fahrenheit 11/9” Dir. Michael Moore, USA, World Premiere

Free Solo” dir. E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, USA, International Premiere

Freedom Fields,” Dir. Naziha Arebi, Libya/UK/Netherlands/USA/Qatar/Lebanon/Canada, World Premiere

Ghost Fleet,” Dir. Shannon Service  & Jeffrey Waldron, USA, International Premiere

Graves Without a Name,” Dir. Rithy Panh, France/Cambodia, Canadian Premiere

Heartbound,” Dir. Janus Metz & Sine Plambech, Denmark/Netherlands/Sweeden, World Premiere

Maiden,” Dir. Alex Holmes, United Kingdom, World Premiere

Maria by Callas,” Dir. Tom Volf, France, North American Premiere

Meeting Gorbachev” Dir. Werner Herzog & Andre Singer, UK/USA/Germany, Canadian Premiere

This Changes Everything” Dir. Tom Donahue, USA, World Premiere

Monrovia, Indiana,” Dir. Fredrick Wiseman, USA, North American Premiere

Putin‘s Witnesses” Dir. Vitaly Mansky, Latvia/Switzerland/Czech Republic, International Premeire

Quincy” Dir. Rashida Jones & Alan Hicks, USA, World Premiere

Screwball” Dir. Billy Corben, USA, World Premiere

*TIFF DOCS CLOSING FILM* “Searching For Ingmar Bergman” Dir. Margarethe von Trotta, Germany/France, North American Premiere

The Truth About Killer Robots” Dir. Maxim Pozdorovkin, USA, World Premiere

Walking on Water” Dir. Andrey Paounov, Italy/USA, North American Premiere

When Arabs Danced” Dir. Jawad Rhalib, Belgium, North American Premiere

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema,” Dir. Mark Cousins, UK, North American Premiere

What do you think of the 2018 TIFF Documentary lineup? Will Moore, Herzog, or Morris gain Oscar momentum? Let us know in the comments below! 

The 2018 Toronto Film Festival runs from Sept. 6th, 2018 through Sept. 16th, 2018.

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.


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