TIFF announces documentary line-up

A varied children's schedule was also released.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

TIFF is revving up for a great event and recently announced its line-up of documentaries as well as a children's program.

Some of the documentaries getting buzz this year include:

"Anna Karenina" – Keira Knightley is joining forces with director Joe Wright ("Atonement") again for this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel about a society woman who is torn between loyalty to her husband and the desires of her heart.

"Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky" – Barry Avrich ("Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project") recounts the life and tribulations of controversial Cineplex and Live Ent founder Garth Drabinsky, whose daring innovations and flamboyant personal style reshaped the Canadian entertainment industry.

"The Central Park Five" – The new documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon on the infamous "Central Park Jogger" case details how a rush to judgment by police, media and an outraged public led to five black and Latino teenagers being charged for a horrendous crime that they did not commit.

"London – The Modern Babylon" – Director Julien Temple ("The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle," "The Filth and the Fury") takes a look at the past century of London's tumultuous history.

"Aftershock" – In the middle of a night of wild partying, a hapless American tourist ("Hostel" director Eli Roth) and his friends are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaiso, Chile.

In addition to the docs that were just announced, several kid's related flicks were also announced for the youngins.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6-16.

Photo: TIFF

Resources:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/1234723–tiff-announces-2012-real-to-reel-midnight-madness-lineup

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/07/31/tiff-lineup-docs-midnight-city-mumbai.html

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiff/2012/annakarenina