Lady Gaga will perform at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival after the world premiere screening of the documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” TIFF organizers announced on Thursday.
The addition of Chris Moukarbel’s cinema verite documentary, which was shot during the recording of Lady Gaga‘s 2016 album “Joanne,” came two days after the festival had announced what were thought to be the final films and programs in this year’s TIFF, which runs from September 7 through September 17.
It was accompanied by the announcement of four special events, including a sneak peek at footage from an upcoming film by celebrated Chinese director Chen Kaige (“Farewell My Concubine”).
“Gaga: Five Foot Two” will screen on the evening of Friday, September 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The Netflix documentary will be followed by a performance by Lady Gaga.
The additional TIFF programs will include a first look at “Legend of the Demon Cat,” an epic film by Chen Kaige set in China’s Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. Footage from the film will be followed by a video tribute to the director’s career, and then an onstage Q&A.
Other special events are: an evening with actress Priyanka Chopra celebrating first-time director Paakhi A. Tyrewala and her film “Pahuna: The Little Visitors,” about three Nepalese children trying to return to their parents after being separated; “On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi,” a 40-minute documentary about two 95-year-old Holocaust survivors; and “Struggling,” a free screening of a new restoration of Shi Dongshan’s 1932 wartime drama, with live piano accompaniment.