Biopics tend to celebrate the famous. We like the familiar and directors like to explore the range of an artist or historical figure’s influence and the arc of their extraordinary accomplishments. Non-famous people, however, tend to have their accomplishments relegated to a five-minute segment on the evening news, usually stuffed in between the latest local murder and the five-day weather forecast. Jonathan Demme’s new documentary I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful celebrates a woman who isn’t famous but whose personality and accomplishment are worth more than five minutes of your time.
Yesterday, we reported on the strong documentary line-up for the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Today, we have the first images from four of the documentaries: Wim Wenders’ first 3D film Pina, Nick Broomfield’s Sarah Palin – You Betcha!, Jonathan Demme’s I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful, and Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss.
Hit the jump to check out the images along with a synopsis for each film. The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 – 18th.
We’ve already seen the heavy-hitters of non-documentary films showing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Today, TIFF has announced its impressive documentary line-up along with line-ups for the interesting smaller films that are worth your attention at the fest. The documentaries include Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope, Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss, Jonathan Demme’s I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful, and Wim Wenders’ 3D film Pina. The Midnight Madness line-up includes Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest, God Bless America and Douglas Aarniokoski’s The Day starring Ashley Bell and Dominic Monaghan.
Hit the jump for the documentary line-ups (“Real to Reel”), “Midnight Madness”, “Vanguard” (international genre flicks), “TIFF Kids”, and “City to City” (an annual programme that focuses on films from one city; this year is Buenos Aires). The 2011 Toronto Film Festival runs from September 8th to 18th.