Today on indieWIRE, TIFF announced more titles on its massive lineup, Todd Solondz shared the poster from his new flick, Morgan Spurlock and Hulu teamed up, and much more.
- The Toronto International Film Festival announced a slew of new titles Wednesday morning, including 25 documentaries that include work from Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock, Jessica Yu, Nick Broomfield, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi, Frederick Wiseman, Jonathan Demme, Alex Gibney, Mark Cousins and Gary Hustwit. Details here.
- Long a home to controversial hot-button political docs, this year's Toronto International Film Festival promises much of the same, with the world premieres of, most notably, Nick Broomfield's Sarah Palin documentary 'You Betcha!' and Werner Herzog's death row doc 'Into the Abyss.' Go here to read more on Reel Politik.
- The Toronto International Film Festival added over 50 new titles to its lineup Wednesday morning, including films in its Midnight Madness, Vanguard, City to City and TIFF Kids programs. Details here.
- Todd Solondz and his 'Happiness' producer, Ted Hope, reteamed for Solondz's latest, 'Dark Horse,' which will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. And while it's hard to top the iconic Daniel Clowes' comic-book portraits that advertised their 1998 film, a little chest hair and a cursive name necklace can go a long way. The poster's groovy design is courtesy Mojo, the same graphics house that produced one-sheets for Hope's 'SUPER' and Solondz's 'Life During Wartime' as well as 'Greenberg,' 'Where the Wild Things Are' and '300.' Go here to check it out.
- One of the strangest and most intriguing documentaries to premiere at Sundance this year, Jon Foy's 'Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles,' dropped its trailer today and it looks mighty promising. Check it out here.
- It's a good day in the eventful life of Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me'). In July he promoted his latest book and documentary, 'Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope' (2012), starring such fan-friendly fanaticals as Kevin Smith, Harry Knowles, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen, Stan Lee and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con's Hall H. Now he's taking the film to the Toronto Film Festival, and announces the first-ever long form original series on Hulu, 'A Day in the Life.' Read more on Thompson on Hollywood.
- Any kind of discovery of a lost film is something of a victory for movie lovers, but particularly so when one of the 17 or so silent-era films that the master Alfred Hitchcock was involved in -- something of a Holy Grail for film restorers -- are dug up, and good news has arrived today courtesy of the L.A. Times. The paper reports that The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced that three reels, totaling about 30 minutes, of 'The White Shadow,' a 1923 film on which Hitchcock was the writer, assistant director, editor and production designer, have been discovered, and will be premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills on Sept. 22. Go here to read more details on The Playlist.