Toronto Film Fest announces doc lineup

The 26th Toronto International Film Festival will showcase 26 documentaries in all, including 22 features and four shorts.
August 9, 2001

Documentaries have been gaining recognition at film festivals around the globe, and their presence at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 6 to 15) proves the point. Over the past several weeks, Sean Farnel, programmer for the Toronto Fest’s Real to Reel program, has been busy selecting 22 features and four shorts. The following is a list of films that made the cut and the programs in which they will appear:

Real to Reel (Features)

Carving Out Our Name, Tony Zierra, USA, 109′ (world premiere)

El Caso Pinochet, Patricio Guzman, France/Spain/Belgium/Chile, 110′

Chop Suey, Bruce Weber, USA, 98′

Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers, Jia Zhang-Ke, John Akomfrah, Tsai Ming Liang, Korea, 96′

Facing the Music, Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson, Australia, 86′

Hell House, George Ratliff, USA, 85′ (world premiere)

How’s Your News?, Arthur Bradford, USA, 82′

James Ellroy’s Feast of Death, Vikram Jayanti, USA, 90′

Japanese Devils, Minoru Matsui, Japan, 160′

Missing Young Woman, Lourdes Portillo, USA, 75′ (world premiere)

Much Ado About Something, Michael Rubbo, Australia, 98′ (world premiere)

Promises, B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado, USA, 100′

The Struma, Simcha Jacobovici, Canada/UK, 92′ (world premiere)

Tilting at Windmills, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, UK, 109′ (world premiere)

Warrior of Light, Monika Treut, Germany, 90′

Real to Reel (Shorts)

Prive, Heddy Honigmann, The Netherlands, 50′

Okie Noodling, Bradley Beesley, USA, 60′

Nazareth 2000, Hany Abu-Assad, The Netherlands, 55′

It’s About Time, Ayelet Menhemi and Elona Ariel, Israel, 52′

Midnight Madness

Dogtown and Z Boys, Stacy Peralta, USA, 87′

Perspective Canada

Cyberman, Peter Lynch, Ontario, 87′

The Frank Truth, Rick Caine, Ontario, 85′

Lilith On Top, Lynne Stopkewich, British Columbia, 100′

Westray, Paul Cowan, Nova Scotia, 80′

Nordic Visions

Cool and Crazy, Knut Erik Jensen, Norway/Sweden, 105′

Earth, Veikko Aaltonen, Finland, 120′

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