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2012 Toronto Film Festival Line-up includes State 194, No

Toronto Adds Over 60 New 2012 Titles Including Documentaries, Midnight Madness and TIFF Kids The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over sixty new titles for its 2012 edition, including its TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard and TIFF Kids programs. The announcement comes a week after the festival set their initial batch of titles, bringing the lineup’s total to over 120 titles (check out the entire list of announced titles here). Among the incredibly diverse list of filmmakers helming films announced today are Don Coscarelli, Martin McDonagh, Barry Levinson, JT Petty and Rob Zombie (all in the Midnight Madness section). The Vanguard roster, meanwhile, features works from director Soi Cheang (“Accident”), musician Ben Drew, Canadian singer-songwriter Peaches, Hong Kong’s Johnnie To and Ben Wheatley (“Kill List”). The TIFF Docs lineup includes Alex Gibney’s “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” — an investigation into the abuse of power in the Catholic Church; Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns’ “The Central Park Five,” which sheds light on a case of wrongful conviction; “9.79*,” Daniel Gordon’s look at the infamous 100-metre men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics; “London – The Modern Babylon,” Julien Temple’s epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown; and Janet Tobias’ “No Place on Earth,” the story of the longest uninterrupted underground survival in recorded human history. These come in addition to docs on moon lovers, extreme surfers and disco dancers, as well as films exploring  hot button issues like Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” Matthew Cooke’s “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” Marina Zenovich’s “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” and a number of films dealing with the conflict in the Middle East: Dror Moreh’s “The Gatekeepers,” Dan Setton’s “State 194” and Mahdi Fleifel’s “A World Not Ours.” “The ABCs of Death” “There is great satisfaction in discovering films from new voices in non-fiction filmmaking,” said Thom Powers, lead Festival programmer for documentaries. “Some of the most powerful stories being told are from these bold and original emerging filmmakers whose work stands strongly side by side documentary filmmaking greats Alex Gibney and Ken Burns.” Also announced this morning were the TIFF Kids and City To City programs. The former will notably feature the world premieres of both Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvania” and the 3-D version of Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” while the latter — as announced earlier this year — will spotlight the city of Mumbai. “Mumbai’s cinema today is entirely different from what it was even a few years ago. The rise of independent cinema has shifted the terrain, probing into previously taboo subjects and adopted styles that were earlier unpalatable to the Indian audience,” said TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey. “Mumbai’s film industry is going through a significant change and a strong group of new filmmakers has emerged. They’re representing the evolution of their city in an interesting way. Toronto audiences are in for a treat this fall.” From TIFF Docs: State 194 Dan Setton, Israel/Palestine/USA World Premiere In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek U.N. membership. Since then, they’ve made remarkable progress, but the political quagmire threatens to destroy the most promising opportunity for peace in years. From Participant Media, the company behind Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth. From Special Presentations: No Pablo Larraín, Chile/USA North American Premiere In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote “Yes” or “No” to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash, young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under the scrutiny of the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free. A complete list of all announced films in every program can be found by clicking the following link: http://www.indiewire.com/article/tiff-list-2012-an-updated-list-of-all-films-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival http://www.indiewire.com/article/toronto-adds-over-60-new-2012-titles-including-documentaries-midnight-madness-and-tiff-kids