Other selections include Werner Herzog’s journey to death row, Mark Cousins’ 15-hour opus and Berlinger & Sinofsky’s follow-up on the West Memphis Three.
Toronto’s high-profile documentary world premieres are set to include Nick Broomfield’s journey to Alaska to discover the real Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin – You Betcha!, plus Werner Herzog’s look at a death row homicide case; Morgan Spurlock’s portrait of Comic-Con; and Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s hockey film The Last Gladiators.
Also ,Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky follows their two previous acclaimed documentaries about the ‘West Memphis Three.’ And UK director Mark Cousins presents the epic 15-hour The Story of Film, which was filmed on four continents over six years.
“I’m thrilled at the large number of veteran filmmakers who have brought us new works this year,” said Thom Powers, TIFF‟s lead programmer for documentaries. “The line-up contains a wide range of memorable characters – crusaders, convicts, artists, athletes, nude dancers, comic book fans, dog lovers and more. Not to mention the epic 15-hour Story of Film. These documentaries will have audiences discussing and debating for months to come.”
Other documentaries in the programme include the previously reported From The Sky Down (Opening Night Gala) and Pearl Jam Twenty (Special Presentation). More documentaries will be announced in coming weeks.
World premieres are listed in bold below.
Pina Wim Wenders (Germany/France)
This is not a Film Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Iran)
Real to Reel
Arirang Kim Ki-Duk (South Korea)
Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope Morgan Spurlock (US) [WP]
Crazy Horse Frederick Wiseman (US/France)
Dark Girls Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry (US) [WP]
Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell Rithy Panh (France/Cambodia)
Gerhard Richter Painting Corinna Belz (Germany)
Girl Model Ashley Sabin and David Redmon (US) [WP]
I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful Jonathan Demme (US)
In My Mother’s Arms Atia Al Daradji and Mohamed Al Daradji (Iraq/Netherlands/UK) [WP]
Into the Abyss Werner Herzog (US) [WP]
Last Call at the Oasis Jessica Yu (US) [WP]
The Last Dogs of Winter Costa Botes (New Zealand) [WP]
The Last Gladiators Alex Gibney (US) [WP]
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (US) [WP]
Paul Williams Still Alive Stephen Kessler (US) [WP]
Samsara Ron Fricke (US) [WP]
Sarah Palin – You Betcha! Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill (UK) [WP]
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Mark Cousins (UK) [WP]
The Tall Man Tony Krawitz (Australia)
Undefeated Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (US)
Urbanized Gary Hustwit (US/UK) [WP]
Whores’ GloryMichael Glawogger (Austria/Germany)