TIFF 2013 Must See Documentaries

Posted 8 years ago by myetvmedia

TIFF 13 is upon us, with almost 5000 submissions the Festival can be overwhelming. The Festival boasts 146 World Premieres (WP) and films from 70 countries. myETVmedia, went through the entire TIFF 13 features and recommends the following selection of documentaries as “MUST SEE”. Beyond the Edge (WP – New Zealand) Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) employs rarely seen footage, extensive archival interviews and stunning 3D technology to recreate the epic tale of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953.

Friday September 6 TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 at 4:15 PM Sunday September 8 Scotiabank 2 at 9:15 PM Saturday September 14 Scotiabank 2 at 9:00 AM Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (WP – Canada)

Barry Avrich account of the life of this most unlikely revolutionary of the 1960s counterculture is energetic, iconoclastic and well researched, examining Guccione’s long and audacious career, most notably as publisher of the hugely influential pornographic magazine Penthouse and producer of the porn epic Caligula. Monday September 9 TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 at 6:15 PM Wednesday September 11 Isabel Bader Theatre at 4:45 PM Jodorowsky’s Dune (North American Premiere – USA)

This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El Topo) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

Tuesday September 10 The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema at 8:00 PM Wednesday September 11 Scotiabank 2 at 9:15 PM The Square (WP – Egypt – USA)

This documentary epic is the result of director Jehane Noujaim (Control Room) and her crew’s dogged chronicling of activism, unrest and revolution in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Friday September 6 The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema at 9:15 PM Saturday September 7 Scotiabank 13 at 5:30 PM Friday September 13 The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema at 3:00 PM

The Mayor (Canadian Premiere- Mexico) Spanish

This engrossing documentary introduces us to Mexican millionaire mayor Mauricio Fernandez, a larger-than-life and frequently controversial politician who lords over Latin America’s wealthiest municipality from his eccentrically decorated palace — and has a predilection for taking justice into his own hands.

Tuesday September 10 Scotiabank 14 at 7:00 PM Thursday September 12 Scotiabank 14 at 9:15 PM Saturday September 14 Scotiabank 9 at 11:45 AM Watermark (WP – Canada) Following their triumph with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.

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