Tiff 2017: Midnight Madness, Docs, International Shorts Announced

With the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, three new program lineups have been announced today- Midnight Madness, Tiff Docs, and International Short Cuts.

Of course, I’m always most interested in the Midnight Madness section to see what genre goodness will be offered, but be sure to take a look at the full list below and update your watch lists accordingly. Highlights include James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist, Ryuhei Kitamura‘s Downrange, and Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani‘s Let The Corpses Tan.

Tiff 2017 will be running September 7 – 17, more info can be found at Tiff.net and be sure to click over here to check out the previously announced special presentations and galas.

.Midnight Madness Opening Film.
Bodied Joseph Kahn, USA
World Premiere

Brawl in Cell Block 99 S. Craig Zahler, USA
North American Premiere

The Crescent Seth A. Smith, Canada
World Premiere

The Disaster Artist James Franco, USA
World Premiere

Downrange Ryuhei Kitamura, USA
World Premiere

Great Choice Robin Comisar, USA
Canadian Premiere

Let the Corpses Tan Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Belgium/France
North American Premiere

Mom and Dad Brian Taylor, USA
World Premiere

Revenge Coralie Fargeat, France
World Premiere

The Ritual David Bruckner, UK
World Premiere

.Midnight Madness Closing Film.
Vampire Clay Sôichi Umezawa, Japan
World Premiere

Films screening as part of the TIFF Docs programme include:

Azmaish: A Journey through the Subcontinent Sabiha Sumar, Pakistan
North American Premiere

BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Sara Driver, USA
World Premiere

The China Hustle Jed Rothstein, USA
World Premiere

Cocaine Prison Violeta Ayala, Australia/Bolivia/France/USA
World Premiere

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars Lili Fini Zanuck, United Kingdom
World Premiere

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library Frederick Wiseman, USA
North American Premiere

The Final Year Greg Barker, USA
World Premiere

The Gospel According to André Kate Novack, USA
World Premiere

.Documentary Programme Opening Film.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Sophie Fiennes, United Kingdom/Ireland
World Premiere

JIM & ANDY: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton
North American Premiere

Jane Brett Morgen, USA
World Premiere

The Judge Erika Cohn, Palestine/USA
World Premiere

The Legend of the Ugly King Hüseyin Tabak, Germany/Austria
World Premiere

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle Gustavo Salmerón, Spain
North American Premiere

Love Means Zero Jason Kohn, USA
World Premiere

.Documentary Programme Closing Film.
Makala Emmanuel Gras, France
North American Premiere

OF SHEEP AND MEN Karim Sayad, Switzerland/Qatar
World Premiere

One of Us Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, USA
World Premiere

The Other Side of Everything Mila Turajlić, Serbia/France/Qatar
World Premiere

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me Sam Pollard, USA
World Premiere

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Matt Tyrnauer, USA
World Premiere

Silas Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman, Canada/South Africa/Kenya
World Premiere

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Morgan Spurlock, USA
World Premiere