It was inevitable that someone would make a none-too-flattering documentary about Sarah Palin before disgraced governor and her beauty pageant-winning smile even attempted to run for president in the next election. However, the fact that it ended up being confrontational British filmmaker Nick Broomfield who fulfilled that public service was a pleasant surprise. Broomfield is known for taking on controversial topics involving cultural icons in films like Kurt And Courtney, Biggie And Tupac, and Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam. Generally speaking, he heads out to create his films armed only with a camera, a microphone, a fascination with a topic, and a willingness to burn bridges, approach strangers, and embarrass himself to get the footage he needs. So how did the displaced Brit fair on the snow and controversy covered plains of Wasilla, Alaska? Hit the jump to find out.
We’ve got quite a few posters to share with you today. Below you’ll find the raunchy international poster for the Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, along with new posters for DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots, the much-buzzed-about indie drama We Need to Talk About Kevin, the documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! and the cop drama The Son of No One starring Channing Tatum and Al Pacino.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
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.