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Toronto digs in to Vanguard, Real to Reel and Midnight programming – TIFF ’11

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Programmers for next month’s Toronto International Film Festival continued to pull back the curtain on films that are scheduled to screen in the festival’s annual Vanguard, Real to Reel, City to City, Midnight Madness programs and beyond.

Weeks after revealing that this year’s festival would open on Sept. 8 with Davis Guggenheim’s U2 documentary “From the Sky Down,” TIFF continued to fill out its roster with recognizable names and anticipated titles. The documentary portion of the festival promises new films by Alex Gibney, Werner Herzog, Jessice Yu and Morgan Spurlock, who is bringing his Comic-Con film to Toronto. These titles are in addition to Cameron Crowe’s already announced Pearl Jam documentary, “Pearl Jam Twenty,” which will have its world premiere at TIFF.

In the Vanguard program, TIFF shines its spotlight on cutting-edge cinema from around the world, including Russia, France, Thailand, China, Norway, Chile and Australia.

But one of the most anticipated programs begins daily when the clock strikes twelve. The Midnight Madness program, always raucous, this year promises films from Bobcat Goldthwait, “The Blair Witch Project” director Eduardo Sanchez, Japanese cult director Katsuhito Ishii, and marks the return of a director-duo discovered in the program in 2007, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

“Ravenous cinephiles will devour the roster of chillers, action thrillers and pitch-black comedies that fill this year’s slate,” said Colin Geddes, TIFF Programmer. “Martial arts assassins, cops and robbers, escaped lunatics and vampire ballerinas will take over Ryerson Theatre every night at midnight, and deliver the shocking and rocking experience that our loyal audience flocks to take part in, helping make these screenings so memorable.”

TIFF is getting closer, and our coverage is heating up. Click here to learn more about the already revealed Galas and Special Presentations, and bookmark our site for ongoing coverage as we lead up to the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, which begins Thursday, Sept. 8.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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