PN 53: TIFF 2017 Documentary Preview Part 1 of 2
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes place September 7-17, 2017. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers is the festival’s documentary programmer. On this episode, he’s joined by his colleague Dorota Lech to discuss the line-up and preview film clips being made public for the first time.
The films discussed in this episode in order of their mention are:
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami (d. Sophie Fiennes)
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (d. Morgan Spurlock)
One of Us (d. Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady)
Jane (d. Brett Morgen)
The Final Year (d. Greg Barker)
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (d. Frederick Wiseman)
Jim & Andy (d. Chris Smith)
The China Hustle (d. Jed Rothstein)
Love Means Zero (d. Jason Kohn)
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (d. Lili Fini Zanuck)
The Gospel According to André (d. Kate Novack)
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (d. Sara Driver)
Sammy Davis Jr.: I Gotta Be Me (d. Sam Pollard)
Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart (d. Tracy Heather Strain)
On the next episode, Powers and Lech return for Part 2 of their TIFF Preview.
Pure Nonfiction is distributed by the TIFF podcast network.