Sarah Palin Documentary, Werner Herzog Film Join Toronto Lineup

Festival also announces midnight movies, vanguard cinema selections and family programming

Last Updated: August 3, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

Werner Herzog's look at a death penalty case in Texas, Morgan Spurlock's trip to Comic-Con and Nick Broomfield's bound-to-be-controversial "Sarah Palin – You Betcha!" are among the documentaries that will be coming to the Toronto International Film Festival,  TIFF organizers announced on Wednesday.

Oslo, August 31The festival also announced several other TIFF lineups, include the City to City program, spotlighting films from Buenos Aires; a Vanguard Cinema section that includes Joachim Trier's "Oslo, August 31" (left) and half-a-dozen other provocative films from Russia, Thailand, China, Australia and Chile, among other places; a Midnight Madness program featuring "Lovely Molly" from Eduardo Sanchez, the director of "The Blair Witch Project," and Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America"; and the TIFF Kids program, which consists of four films aimed at young audiences.

The festival, which runs from September 8 to September 18, announced its first batch of films last week; those included George Clooney's "The Ides of March," Bennett Miller's "Moneyball," Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and an opening-night presentation of Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From the Sky Down."

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The new announcements:


An extensive selection of new docs from some of the top directors in the field, including a look at choreographer Pina Bausch from Wim Wenders, Jonathan Demme's Hurricane Katrina tale "I'm Carolyn Parker: the Good, the Mad and the Beautiful," and Oscar winner Alex Gibney's "The Last Gladiators."

"Arirang," Kim Ki-Duk
"The Boy Who Was King," Andrey Paounov
"Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan's Hope," Morgan Spurlock
"Crazy Horse," Frederick Wiseman
"Dark Girls," Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
"Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell," Rithy Panh
"Gerhard Richter Painting," Corrina Belz
"Girl Model," Ashley Sabin and David Redmon
"I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful," Jonathan Demme
"In My Mother’s Arms,"Atia Al Daradji and Mohamed Al Daradji
"Into the Abyss," Werner Herzog
"Last Call at the Oasis," Jessica Yu
"The Last Dogs of Winter," Costa Botes
"The Last Gladiators," Alex Gibney
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
"Paul Williams Still Alive," Stephen Kessler
"Pina," Wim Wenders
"Samsara," Ron Fricke
"Sarah Palin – You Betcha!," Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill
"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," Mark Cousins
"The Tall Man," Tony Krawitz
"This Is Not a Film," Jafar Panahi and Mojtaka Mirtahmasb
"Undefeated," Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
"Urbanized," Gary Hustwit
"Whores’ Glory," Michael Glawogger

"Carre Blanc," Jean-Baptiste Leonetti
"Generation P," Victor Ginzburg
"Headshot," Pen-ek Ratanauruang
"Love and Business," Lou Ye
"Oslo, August 31," Joachim Trier
"Snowtown," Justin Kurzel
"The Year of the Tiger," Sebastian Lelio

Midnight Madness:
"The Day," Douglas Aarniokoski
"God Bless America," Bobcat Goldthwait
"The Incident," Alexandre Courtes
"Kill List," Ben Wheatley
"Livid," Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo
"Lovely Molly," Eduardo Sanchez
"The Raid," Gareth Evans
"Sleepless Night," Frederic Jardin
"Smuggler," Katsuhito Ishii
"You're Next," Adam Wingard

City to City:
"Caprichosos de San Telmo," Alison Murray
"The Cat Vanishes," Carlos Sorin
"Crane World," Pablo Trapero
"Fatherland," Nicolás Prividera
"Invasion," Hugo Santiago
"A Mysterious World," Rodrigo Moreno
"Pompeya," Tamae Garateguy
"The Stones," Román Cárdenas
"The Student," Santiago Mitre
"Vaquero," Juan Minujín

TIFF Kids:
"First Position," Bess Kargman
"The Flying Machine," Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsay and Dorota Kobiela
"A Letter to Momo," Hiroyuki Okiura
"A Monster in Paris," Bibo Bergeron