Springsteen and Herzog lead Toronto film fest documentaries
Thursday 05 August 2010
The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled 24 documentaries from its program, September 9-19, including works of high-profile filmmakers such as Werner Herzog - in 3D - Alex Gibney and a collaboration with 'The Boss.' The films expose issues like the banking crisis, war in Afghanistan and the future of energy and also tell human tales.
The event will world premiere The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town with Bruce Springsteen in attendance. Grammy- and Emmy-winning Thom Zimny chronicles the creative process through the making of Springsteen's fourth album in 1978, with access to home rehearsals and studio sessions with the E Street Band.
Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3D will also be a world premiere, showing the oldest known images created by humans from within the Chauvet caves of southern France. With exclusive access, the film goes back 30,000 years.
Other films include:
• Errol Morris (
The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line) explores former Miss Wyoming's bizarre search for true love in Tabloid
• Kim Longinotto tracks an Indian feminist group in Pink Saris
• Cool It - Ondi Timoner studies controversial Bjorn Lomborg, Skeptical Environmentalist
• Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer about the New York governor's scandal by Alex Gibney ( Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson)
• Indian children perform The Sound of Music in The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical
• Inside Job - Charles Ferguson reveals the underlying failures of 2008's financial crisis
• Armadillo by Denmark's Janus Metz, winner of Cannes Critics Week, portrays the current conflict in Afghanistan
Filmmakers from China, Japan and Norway, Australia's Mark Hartley and master documentarian Frederick Wiseman and more are featured.
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