The 46th Toronto International Film Festival
This Fall cinema mainstay retains its slimmed down lineup for the second year of the pandemic, screening only 20 documentaries, up slightly from 2020’s edition.
Among the offerings:
Director: Stanley Nelson
An examination of the largest prison uprising in US history through dozens of new interviews with inmates, journalists, and other witnesses.
Director: Rebeca Huntt
A raw, poetic self-portrait in which the young, NYC-born Afro-Latina filmmaker stares down historical, societal, and generational trauma.
Director: Eva Orner
A look at the devastating fires in Australia and the lack of political will to address climate change.
Director: Gian Cassini
The filmmaker investigates several generations of men in his family caught up in violence, including his father, who was a hitman in Tijuana.
The Devil’s Drivers
Director: Mohammed Abugeth, Daniel Carsenty
Palestinian smugglers are followed on high-speed trips to help workers cross the border.
Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over
Director: Dave Wooley, David Heilbroner
A chronicle of the iconic singer’s fascinating six-decade career in both music and Black and LGBTQ activism.
Hold Your Fire
Director: Stefan Forbes
Captives, cops, and robbers in New York City’s longest hostage siege reflect in this suspenseful and enlightening take on an event long misunderstood.
Director: Alison Klayman
Alanis Morissette reflects on her 1990s rise to rock stardom.
Listening to Kenny G
Director: Penny Lane
A witty and provocative look at the easy-listening saxophonist’s story while asking: what makes music good or bad?