TIFF 2017: Morgan Spurlock tackles the powerful chicken industry in “Super Size Me” sequel

TIFF 2017: Morgan Spurlock tackles the powerful chicken industry in “Super Size Me” sequel

Source:  Variety

Morgan Spurlock is back baiting the food industry with “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”

In 2004’s Oscar-nominated “Super Size Me,” the filmmaker took on McDonald’s, and this time around Spurlock tackles the chicken industry by opening his own fast-food chicken franchise to investigate and challenge the multibillion-dollar business of chicken.

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“The Rape of Recy Taylor” will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival

“The Rape of Recy Taylor” will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Source:  Variety

After joining forces on Raoul Peck’s “I am Not Your Negro,” Wide House is re-teaming with ICM Partners for Nancy Buirski’s “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” a historical documentary that will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Slated for Venice’s Horizons section, the documentary feature tells the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper who was gang raped by six white men in 1944 Alabama.

Her six assailants were never prosecuted, and it took nearly 70 years for the rape to be acknowledged by authorities

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Ten Must-See Documentaries at This Year’s Toronto International Film Festival

Ten Must-See Documentaries at This Year’s Toronto International Film Festival

Source:  NOW

1.  Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
2.  Caniba
3.  Faces Places
4.  Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman
5.  Ex Libris – New York Public Library
6.  Jane
7.  Mrs. Fang
8.  The Gospel According to Andrè
9.  Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
10.  A Skin So Soft (Ta Peau Si Lisse)

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Ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival announces lineup. Kicks off Nov. 1 in New York City

Ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival announces lineup. Kicks off Nov. 1 in New York City

Source:  Curbed

The lineup for the ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City has been announced, and it includes over 30 feature-length and short films celebrating “the creative spirit that drives architecture and design.”

Kicking off on November 1, the five-day festival will open with Catherine Hunter’s documentary “Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place,” a film that follows the enigmatic Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect as he builds a new mosque for an Islamic community in Melbourne, Australia.

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Lady Gaga doc “Five Foot Two” will world premiere at TIFF. Debuts on Netflix on Sep 22.

Lady Gaga doc “Five Foot Two” will world premiere at TIFF. Debuts on Netflix on Sep 22.

Source:  IndieWire

Adding a cherry on top to an already jam-packed festival, the Toronto International Film Festival revealed its full slate of special events programming, including the world premiere of “Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two.”

An all access documentary about the tour de force pop star from director Chris Moukarbel, the premiere will be followed by an intimate onstage performance by Lady Gaga.

The doc will debut on Netflix on September 22.

Read the story at IndieWire and watch the teaser trailer below.

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