Tuesday, August 05, 2008


I'm a bit behind on postings so far for this year, but the festival has released descriptions of the 26 documentaries that will be screened. The list can be found here:


Sports, politics, music, the environment, and fashion are all represented in the selected films. Some of the ones that piqued my interest include:

The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World, from China, about a 5000-seat restaurant that provides a look at the face of modern China. Probably a good follow up after watching the Olympics this year.

Food, Inc, from the US, about how big business has affected what we eat.

It Might Get Loud, from the US, about the electric guitar, featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.

The Real Shaolin, a Chinese/US co-production, about students studying martial arts at the Shaolin temple in China.

Yes Madam, Sir, an Australian/Indian co-production, about the first woman police office in India.

Larry Charles' and Bill Maher's new film, Religulous, will also be shown at the festival. Both were at last year's festival discussing the film and showing clips. True to Maher's irreverant style, the film will likely be a challenging look at organized religion. Details from that panel can be found here:



My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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