TIFF an­nounces Mid­night Mad­ness lineup

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

The world pre­mière of James Franco’s “The Dis­as­ter Artist” and Mor­gan Spur­lock’s fol­lowup to his Os­car-nom­i­nated doc­u­men­tary “Su­per Size Me” are headed to the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Or­ga­niz­ers an­nounced an­other slate of films on Tues­day and they in­clude Franco’s film, which he di­rected and based on the mak­ing of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film “The Room.” It will be in the hor­ror and thrilled-filled Mid­night Mad­ness pro­gram, which will open with the world pre­mière of “Bod­ied” by renowned mu­sic video di­rec­tor Joseph Kahn. Spur­lock’s “Su­per Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” will have its world pre­mière in the doc­u­men­tary sec­tion of the fest, which runs Sept. 7 to 17. Other newly an­nounced films in the lineup in­clude Greg Barker’s “The Fi­nal Year,” about for­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s for­eign pol­icy team. Ni­co­las Cage and Selma Blair star in the world pre­mière of Brian Tay­lor’s thriller “Mom and Dad.” Cana­dian com­edy star Jim Car­rey is fea­tured in Chris Smith’s doc­u­men­tary “Jim & Andy: the Great Be­yond — the story of Jim Car­rey & Andy Kauf­man fea­tur­ing a very spe­cial, con­trac­tu­ally ob­li­gated men­tion of Tony Clifton.” Mean­while, “Grace Jones: Blood­light & Bami” by So­phie Fi­ennes cap­tures the leg­endary per­former on and off­stage, and pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall is pro­filed in Brett Mor­gen’s doc “Jane.” Lili Fini Zanuck’s “Eric Clap­ton: Life in 12 Bars” is said to be the de­fin­i­tive bi­og­ra­phy of the rock leg­end. And Ja­son Kohn’s “Love Means Zero” pro­files ten­nis coach Nick Bol­let­tieri and his his­tory with An­dre Agassi.

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